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REV. J. H. BOWLES. 
" CHARLES F. COLLINS. 
" EDWARD DENISTON. 
•' W. L ELLIS. 
" WILLIAM C. GRAY. 
• " JOHN A. HARRISON. 

RICHARD HINES. 

THOMAS W. HUMES. 

GEORGE H. HUNT. 

GEORGE N. JAMES. 

F. L. KNIGHT, D. D. 

EDWARD MACLURE. 

J. AUSTIN MERRICK, D. D. 

THOMAS A. MORRIS. 

DAVID PISE, D. D. 

SAMUEL RINGGOLD. 

JAMES W. ROGERg. ; ; \.' i 

M. L. ROYCE; •-.::. ' r': • ' 

JOHN M. SCtfWRAJ}. -.•-■...■ 

MR. SHINDLER. •; •..••.-■"••■ 

F. G. SMITH. : :••-.■ : \ 

JOHN A. WHEEicCK. 

GEORGE WHITE, D. D. 

JAMES J. VAULX. 

MR. VAUX. 

LUCIUS N. VOIGHT. 



*Not present at Convention. 



LIST OF LAY DELEGATES-MAY, 1866. 



ERRATA. 

Paragraph second, twenty-ninth page, should read as follows : 
"On motion it was resolved that the next Convention meet in St. 
Mary's Cathedral, Memphis, on the third Wednesday in May, 1867.** 
In the list' of clergy Dr. Merrick is incorrectly reported absent. 
In the list of lay delegates the following gentlemen are incorrectly 
reported j9re8CTi< .• 

R. H. Parham, jr., Dr. Henderson, H. C. Yeatman, J. H. Thomas, 
F. C. Dunnington, Dr. Wm. S. Terry, R. B. Somerville, William Ham- 
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*S. W. Malone, De. Wm. S. Teery, R. B. Someeville, 

Trinity Church, Tipton, 

*De. J. J. Sheeeod, William Hamilton, 

St Matthew's Church, Covington, 

J. B. Ceaighead, Geoege R. Faiebanks, C. W. Smith, 

Church of the Advent, Nashville, 

D. I. Wells, C. H. Doeion, J. J. Dupuy, 

8t, James Church, Bolivar, 

De. L. L. Lueton, 

Trinity Church, Clarksville, 

*Not present at Convention. 



JOURNAL-FIRST DAY. 



Bolivar, Wednesday, May 16, 1866. 

This being the day appointed for the Convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of Tennessee, after divine service 
by the Rev. John A. Harrison and the Eev. George White, D. D., the 
Convention sermon was delivered^ by the Eev. John A. Wheelock, B. 
D., Rector of Grace Church, Memphis, from St. Luke, vi., 12, and the 
Bishop, assisted by the Rev. George White, D. D., administered the 
Holy Communion. The Bishop called the house to order, and 
directed the Secretary to call the roll of clergymen belonging to the 
Diocese, of whom there were present as follows: Rev. Charles F. 
Collins, William Crane Gray, John A. Harrison, Richard Hines, 
George H. Hunt, David Pise, D. D., Samuel Ringgold, James W, 
Rogers, John M. Schwrar, George White, D. D., John A. Wheelock, 
James J. Vaulx, Lucius N. Voight, J. Austin Merrick, D. D., George 
N. James, J. H. Bowles, William J. Ellis. \ 

The certificates of Lay Delegates were laid upon the tabM and 
referred to Rev. Dr. Pise and Rev. Dr. White, as a committee, who 
reported the following as duly elected : 

Calvary Church, M&mphh, F. W. Smith, 

E. Bradley. 

Grace Church, Meftnphi^, W. B. Miller. 

Imvianuel Church, La Orange, Lee Cotton, 

Thomas W. Rives, 
R. H. Parham. 

8t. Marys Church, Memphis, J. P. Trezevant, 

John S. Hines, 
Dr. Henderson. 

St. Imkes Church, Jackson, Thomas J. Caruthers, 

William H. Stephens, 
Daniel M. Stephens. 



JOUENAL OF THE CONVENTION. 



Christ Church, Nashville, 

St, Peter's Church, Columbia, 

Trmiiy Church, Upton, 

St. Matthew's Church, Qmngton, 
CkuTch of the Advent, Nashville, 

&. James' Church, Bolivar, 

Trinity Church, Chrhsville, 



T. 0. Treanor, 
H. C. Yeatman, 
D. R. Johnson. 
W. H. Hardin, 
J. H. Thomafi, 
F. C. Dunnington. 
S. W. Malone, 
D. Wm. S. Tarry, 
R. B. Somerville. 
Dr. J. J. SherroD, 
William Hamilton. 
J. B. Craighead, 
George R. Fairbanks, 

C. W. Smith. 

D. I. Wellfl, 
C. H. Dorion, 
J. J. Dupuy. 

Dr. L. L. Lurton. 



The list being called by the Secretary, the following appeared, and 
took their seats : Frederick W. Smith, E. Bradley, Wiley B. Miller, 
Lee Cotton, Thomas W. Rives, John S. Hines, William H. Stephens, 
Daniel M. Stephens, T. 0. Treanor, D. R. Johnson, J. B, Craighead, 
George R. Fairbanks, Charles W. Smith, D. I, Wells, C. H. Dorion, J. 
J. Dupuy, Dr. L. L. Lurton. 

Balloting being dispensed with, on motion of the Rev. George 
White, D. D., the Rev. Richard Hines was re-elected Secretary. The 
Bishop announced that the Convention was duly organized for busi- 
ness. On motion of Rev. Richard Hines, the Convention adjourned 
until three o'clock this afternoon. 



Wednesday Afternoon, 3J o'clock. 

The minutes were read, corrected, and approved. The Bishop 
appointed the following committees : 

Committee on Finance — ^Messrs. T. 0. Trainer, Charles W. Smith, 
T. W. Rives. 

Committee on the State of the Church — Rev. Samuel Ringgold, 
James J. Vaulx, Lucius N. Voight, of the clergy ; Messrs. F. W. 
Smith, Dr. L. L. Lurton, of the laity. 



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QymmiUee on Unfinished BiLsinesa — Bev. J. H. Bowles, Mr. John 
Hines. 

(hmmiUee on the Admission of New Parishes — Rev. John A. 
ianison, George H. Hunt, of the clergy ; Messrs. I). I. Wells, W. H. 
bephens, of the laity. 

The Bishop then read his address to the Contention. 
On motion of Mr. James B. Craighead, the Boles of Order as 
dopted by the Convention in 1860, were adopted by this Convention. 

At the request of the Secretary, the Convention allowed him an 
Bsistant, whereupon the Bev. J. M. Schwrar was appointed. 

On motion of Bev. Dr. Pise, the following committees were 
appointed, to report upon the subjects to which the Bishop called 
special attention in his address, viz.: 

On Missionary Work and Rural Deans — Bev. David Pise, D. D., 
George H. Hunt, of the clergy ; Messrs. F. W. Smith and George B. 
Fairbanks^ of the laity. 

On Vestrymen and Delegates to Conven^tori— Bev. George White, 
B. D., Bev. J. A. Merrick, D. D., of the clergy ; Messrs. James B. 
Craighead, T. 0. Treanor, of the laity. 

Committee on Freedmen — Bev. Samuel Binggold, Johni A. Whee- 
lock, John A. Harrison, of the clergy ; Messrs. Wiley B. Miller, Dr. 
L. L. Lurton, William H. Stephens, of the laity. 

Committee on 8ecu/rvng Lands for the Church — Bev. Charles F. 
Collins, W. J. Ellis, of the clergy ; Messrs. Edward Bradley, J. J. 
Dupuy, of the laity. 

On motion of Bev. George H. Hunt, it was resolved, that clergy- 
men of other dioceses, and candidates for Holy Orders, be invited to 
fixate in this Convention. 

The Standing Committee made the following report, through Bev. 
Dr. Pise, President : 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Tennessee respectfully 
report: 

June 14, 1865— Mr. Harvey C. Judd, recommended as a candidate 
for Holy Orders. 

Au^u^st 31. — Letters dimissory of the Bev, W. J. Ellis were 
received and accepted. 

September 8, 1865. — At a Special Convention, held in Nashville, 
September 6, 7 and 8, the Standing Committee then elected, met and 
organized by appointing Bev. Dr. Pise as President, and Bev. Dr. 
Qmntard as Secretary. 



10 JOURNAL OP THE CONVENTION. 



November 13. — The Committee recommended Joseph Cross, D. D., 
late minister among the Methodists, as a candidate for Holy Orders, 
and requested that his admission date from the time of his applica- 
tion, September 14. 

December 1. — The Committee gave consent to the consecration of 
Rev. John B. Kerfoot, D. D., as ]Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburg. 

March 14, 1866. — ^The Standing Committee recommended the Rev. 
Joseph Cross, D. D., for Deacons* Orders. 

march 30. — The Standing Committee recommended Rev. Joseph 
Cross, D. D., Deacon, for Priests' Orders. 

David Pise, President. 

Bolivar, Tenn., May 16, 1866. 

Mr. William H. Stephens moved that the Canons be suspended 
temporarily, in order to admit St. Lazarus Parish, Memphis, into 
union with this Convention. 

Rev. Dr. Pise moved to amend, by referring the subject to the 
Committee on the admission of New Parishes. The amendment was 
carried. 

On motion of Rev. George H. Hunt, the Convention adjourned 
until 9 o'clock, Thursday morning. 



Thursday Morning, 9 o'clock. 
After divine service by the Rev. Messrs. Collins and Voight, and 
a sermon by the Rev. J. Austin Merrick, D. D., the Bishop called the 
Convention to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and read the minutes, which were 
approved. The Bishop appointed the Committee on Assesments, as 
follows : 

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Rev. George White, D, D., Cavalry Church, Memphis. 

*' Richard Hines, 8L Mary's Church, Memphis. 

" Charles F. Collins, Trinity Church, Tipton Co. 

'* J. H. Bowles, St. Steven's Church, Edgefield. 

" David Pise, D. D., St. Peter's Church, Columbia. 

** Lucius N. Voight, St. James' Church, Greenville, 
Mr. W. H. Stephens, St. Luke's Church, JacJcson. 
Dr. L. L. Lurton, Trinity Church, Clarhsville. 
Mr. Wiley B. Miller, Orace Church, Memphis. 

** T. 0. Treanor, Christ Church, Nashville. 



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Mr. David I. Wells, 8t James' Church Bolivar, 
" Lee Cotton, Immanuel Church, La Orange, 
*• J. B. Craighead, Church of the Advent, Nashmlle. 

Eev. Dr. Pise presented the following petition, from Ephraim W. 
McHadey, which was referred to a committee consisting of Messrs. 
W. E. Stephens and George R. Fairbanks : 

To the Convention of the Episcopal Church, for the Diocese of 
Tennessee : — 

The undersigned, respectfully represents to your venerable body, 
that heretofore tne Diocese was owner of a lot or parcel of land near 
the margin of the town of Columbia, Tennessee, purchased and held 
^y you, for the purpose of education, known as the Ravenscroft prop- 
erty. That afterwards, it was determined by your body to abandon 
^he purpose of building on said lot, and the lamented Bishop Otey 
Was autnorized to sell it. He did sell a portion af said property to 
petitioner, and executed a deed therefore, which has not been recorded, 
and which has been lost or destroyed. Petitioner does not know 
^hat has become of it ; and he now has no evidence of title for the 
^t. Petitioner, as well as he now remembers, gave four hundred and 
eighty dollars for the lot, in three annual instalments, with interest 
from the date, and gave his three separate notes therefor— one of 
^hich remains unpaid, and belongs to the representative of Wm. H. 
billow, and will be paid as soon as petitioner obtains title. The pur- 
chase was made from Bishop Otey, about the 13th of December, 1858. 
Petitioner has sold the lot and desires to make title thereto ; but 
cannot do so until he, himself, has title deed to this ; and he desires 
^^at the convention shall take action in such manner as that some 
person by you authorized, can and will make title to petitioner. He 
*^^-s no written evidence to produce, to prove his purchase of Bishop 
ptey, unless the note claimed by Pillow's agent does. It is generally 
^^own in this community that the sale was made to petitioner, and 
^aat he claims, and has ever since claimed, the property. He here- 
with exhibits the copy of a deed from Patrick Maguire, the original 
Q.w-ner, for the lot in question. The portion, however, sold to peti- 
^ner, is onlj^ a portion of that entered in the deed from Maguire. 
H^e also exhibits copy of a deed from James H. Otey to P. H. Thomp- 
^^, for a portion of said land, in reciting the boundaries in which 
^^Q adjoining lot is recognized as belonging to petitioner. He can 
^Ibo, if necessary, or is required, produce abundant proof by the citi- 
zens that he did purchase the lot, and that it is known as his prop- 
^^ty. He has sold the same and cannot make ft title thereto until ne 
receives a deed therefor. He therefore respectfnlly asks the Conven- 
tion to adopt some measure by which a title can be secured to peti- 
tioner. * 

Ephriam W. McReadt. 



12 JOUSXAL OF THE COXVESTTIOK. 



The Report of the Treasures of the Diocese and MisBionarr Edu- 
cation Society, was referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Convention then proceeded to ballot for officers. Messrs. 
John S. Hines, and Daniel W. Stephens, were appointed tellers. Mr. 
F. W. Smith, was elected Treasurer. 

Mr. William H. Hardin, a delegate from St. Peter s Church, Co- 
lumbia, appeared, and took his seat. 

Rev. Dr. Pise, Rev. W. J. Ellis, and Rev. Samuel Ringgold, of the 
clergy, and Messrs. Francis B. Fogg, and James B. Craighead, of the 
laitv, were elected the Standing Committee. 

Rev. David Pise, D. D., Rev. John A. Harrison, Rev. Richard 
Hines, and Rev. Charles F. Collin«, of the clergy, and Messrs. Wil- 
liam H. Stephens, J. F. Jett, George K Fairbanks and Francis B. 
Fogg, of the laity, were elected Delegates to the General Convention. 

Rev. Richard Hines, and Rev. J. J. Vaulx, of the clergy, and 
MeesT?. F. W. Smith, and Edward Bradley, of the laity, were elected 
as the Missionary and Education Committee. 

Messrs. George R. Fairbanks. James B. Craighead, and John Baird. 
wer« elected Trustees of the Episcopal Fund. 

Rev. John A. Harrison, and Rev. Richard Hines. of the cler^. 
and Mr. Francis B. Fogg, of the laity, were elected Trusters o: the 
General Theologioal Seminary. 

Mr. W. B. Miller, was elected Treaeurar of the University c: «hr 
South, for the Diocese of Tennessee. 

The Bishop annovinced the resfgcAtion of Mr. Fran.Ls B. F:^*:. 
as Trustee o: the UEiver^rv o: the Soudi. for the Diocese c: Trn- 



Mr. George R. Fairbanks iiLtiv?du?ed the foilowia^ ressclu:::::. 
wh:^:h wis usanimccsly adopted : 

£fA\Tf'z, That ;he Convention accept wii crea; r?gT>»:. the r^<- 
Fran^'is B. Foge.. as Trustee c: tte Universin* : : t*-^ 



ignatioa ■:: Mr. Fran^' ^ , ._. 

&Gth. ii -CEJiectiGn with whiS, he Lis rendered nost isipcnjir: a~ .: 
Talcacle services. 

Mr. WilliAa H. Siepheiis wiselecteda Trustee of the U^ivrrs-v 
of the Souia. 

Mr. Georse K Fairbiuiks icade eke uilkwis^ repcn cc :ir r<r:i< 
twc of Mr. Eparaim W. McBadey : 

Vl^fnnw^ ijB sasa^ftctcrilT arraizs iL« a deed wa* execut^-I bv t^r 
hilt Bwhop OiKT, to l^Anxki W. MoJEUdey. for a rvrticc c: :z^ .::. 



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known as the RavenBcroft School Lot, at Columbia, and which deed 
has been lost or destroyed, never having been recorded. 

Resolved, that the present Bishop of the^Diocese be authorised to 
execute a new conveyance to said McRadey, for said property, said 
conveyance not to effect or discharge any liens existing upon said 
property, for unpaid purchase money. 

The report was received and adopted. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning, 
at 9 o'clock. 



Fbiday Mo&nino, 9 o'clock. 

Aft«r divine service by the Rev. Messrs. Hunt and Vaulx, the 
Bishop called the Convention to ordelr. The Secretary called the roll. 
The minutes were read, amended and approved. 

A conimunication from St. Paul's Parish, Athens, was read by the 
BiBhop, and was referred to a Committee of one clergyman and three 
laymen, consisting of Rev. George White, D. D., and Messrs. Wil- 
liam H. Stephens, Edward Bradley, and George R. Fairbanks. 

The Rev. J. H. Bowles, Chairman of the 'Committee on Unfinished 
Business, made the following report, which was received : 

The Committee on Unfinished Business, begs leave to call attention 
to the following resolution, offered by the Rev. William C. Gray, at 
the special convention, held at Nashville, in September last : 

Aesolved, that to Article 6, of the Constitution, be added the 
words, "each parish casting but one vote;" and in Article 11, the 
word "parishes," be substituted for the word "laity. 

J. H. Bowles, Chairman, 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Pise, the lay delegates from St. Lazarus, 
Memphis, were invited to honorary seats in the Convention. 

The Rev. Samuel Ringgold, Chairman of the Committee on the 
State of the Church, submitted the following report, which was re- 
ceived and adopted : 

The Rev. John A. Harrison, Chairman of the Committee on the 
Admission of New Parishes, made the following Report : — 

The Committee on the Admission of New Parishes, have h&d be- 
fiire them the application of St. Lazarus Church, Memphis, for ad* 
miflBiofn into the Convention. 



14 JOUENAL OF THE CONVENTION. 



There are some irregularities and defects in the form in which the 
application is made, which seriously embarrass the Committee. The 
canon provides that the application must be accompanied with a cer- 
tificate from the Bishop that he has had three months notice of the 
organization, before the sitting of the Convention, and that he ap- 
proves of the* same. No such notice could have been given in this 
case ; because the organization was not made until the ninth of this 
present month. The written consent of the Bishop does accompany 
the application ; but it necessarily omits the certificate of three montlis 
notice. Moreover: the Bishop's consent is qualified by a protest 
. against the name selected for the church, as liable to misapprehension. 
In this disapproval of the name of the parish, the Bishop is sustained 
by most of the clergy of the city of Memphis. 

Possibly, these defects might be waived by a vote of the Conven- 
tion, suspending the canon ; but, until such suspension, the Commit- 
tee cannot report favorably upon the application. Nor, even if the 
canon were suspended, would they feel at liberty to recommend its ad- 
mission under its present name, against the protest of the Bishop and 
clergy of Memphis. They trust tnat, although this action may result 
in inconvenience and disappointment to the new parish,, it will be 
found better to adhere to the canons and the established usages, than 
to disregard them for slight causes. 

JOHN A. HARRISON, 
GEO. H. HUNT, 
WM. H. STEPHENS, 
D. I. WELLS. 

Mr. George T. Taylor, a lay delegate from Trinity Church, Tipton 
County, and Mr. Thomas J. Caruthers, from St. Luke's Church, Jack- 
son, appeared and took their seats. 

On motion, the rules were suspended, and Dr. L. L. Lurton made 
the following report, on Lay Co-operation : 

Report on Lay Co-operatUm^ Read before the Convention^ by Dr, L. 
L. Jjurton, of Trinity Pariah^ Clarksmlle, Tenn, 

Bishop Potter, in a letter addressed to William Welch, Esq., a 
layman of St. Luke's Parish, Philadelphia, upon the subject of lay 
co-operation, says: "I am persuaded that there is a mine of unem- 
ployed capacity and zeal in everjr parish that can be worked, if we 
have but the will and the way. it is greatly to be desired on every 
account, that useful and beneficent employment should be provided 
for all, that thus all may reap the blessedness of doing good." From 
these remarks we infer that nitherto, the church has not had the full 
benefit of all her energies. The reason why this "mine of unem- 
ployed capacity and zeal" has not been developed is shown in the 
reply of Mr. Welch to the Bishop, when called upon to publish an 



JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION. 15 



count of the work, and his method of working amongst the poor 
d laboring classes in the densely populated suburbs of rniladelphia. 
ys he, " The deep interest you manifested in the work as you saw 

induced me to believe that the experience thus gained, will be 
jre efficient in removing prejudice against lay co-operation, and want 

&ith in the ability of the church to reach all classes and conditions 
men, than any report your committee can make." 

And, further, in regard to prejudice against lay co-operation, as 
e of the causes why this " mine of unemployed capacity " has re- 
uned undeveloped, we (][Uote the remarks of Rev. D. S. Miller, 
K5tor of the parish of which Mr. Welch is a layman. He says : " I 
nnot in any degree see that my rightful authority as Rector, or 
spect due me as minister, or my influence as pastor, have been 
fected unfavorably by any of these lay operations, but the reverse. 
3 power has been created, as far as seen, that is likely to aflect me 
ilkvorably. Without the precautions we have used, or others like 
em, there might be sonie danger, but that would not be due to lay co- 
deration, but to the mismanagement of it." 

We are thus particular upon this point, because we are anxious to 
kve so great a hindrance removed. If prejudice against lay co-op- 
ation has its chief foundation in the fear of the Rector loosing power, 
ghtful authority and respect, then the sooner this fear is removed, 
le sooner will the "mine of undeveloped capacity and zeal " spring 
ito useful and beneficent action. If, through fear of loosing ri^tful 
atiiority, power and respect, the minister ol Christ fails to work the 
laterial the great Head of the Church has thrown in his way, then, 
ruly, can the layman say "we have stood here all the day idle, be- 
aose no man hath hired us." All power in the church of rightful 
uthority, is delegated from God, and no man, in the faithful discnarge 
f his dutjr, as steward or shepherd, need fear the loss of it. He 
hat gave it will continue it, but not through slavish fear. It can be 
»erpetuated only through the same source it came. Love conceived 
he plan, and gave the power, and this is the only bond, the only 
ihain, the only chord that binds the whole membership of Christ's flock 
n one common brotherhood, and secures to the Bishop, the Priest, the 
)6acon and the Layman his place and station as one of the holy 
motherhood. If the minister of God desires to retain his power as 
luch, or the respect due the holy office, or his rightful authority, let 
lirn faithfully follow his Savior in all things. Then he is secure 
inder the promise made to His ministers : " Lo, I am with you always, 
jven unto the end;" and if He be with you. His power is yours, for 
M power was given unto Him. The laity have ever placed more 
lonndence in Christ's ministers than has been exhibited to them in return 
intil it is too often the case, the pastor loses his power, authority and re- 
pect, by a cold isolation, apparent want of conndence, and unwholsome 
eeerve, lest some of his dignity, authority and power might be lost by a 
00 close fellowship with the laity. If the pastor has the love of Christ 
Q his soul, if he has been anointed with the holy oil, if his commis- 
ion have the signature of the Crucified, if his soul burn with zeal to 



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save the heritage of his Redeemer, then he will ever find the arms o - 
the trtie and tne pood open to receive him, to do him honor, to mak^ 
ready his paths before him, to sustain him in all his undertakings, ten 
do ms biading, yield hearty obedience to his authority, for in h^nm 
they behold the personation of their Redeemer, and in their hearts 
exult in the thought that upon them comes the blessing of the Divines- 
Head, who said, " inasmucn as ye did it unto these ye did it unto- 
me.'* Again. It is intimated in the reply of Mr. Welch, that upoik. 
the part of some, there was a want of confidence in the abilitjr 
of the church to meet the wants of all classes of men. If this- 
were true, if " to the poor the Gospel is not preached" it is not be-- 
cause of the want of ability in the church, but rather that her abilities 
have remained unemployed and undeveloped. The slow progress of 
the Protestant Episcopal Church in this Diocese would lead truth- 
fully to such a conclusion. It can not be, that any true Christian can, 
for a moment loose confidence in the efficiency of the church to meet 
the wants of all classes and grades of human society ; if he do, then 
be cannot believe it an organization handed down to us from apostolic 
hands, revered through ages of centuries, and bearing the impress of the 
Ascended, whose last instructions were, "go ye, into all the world 
and preach the gospel to every creature." ft is not our province to 
enquire into the why and wherefore of our slow progress m the past, 
but whai can be done to extend our influence, so as to gather 
into the fold the vast multitudes that have never been brought under 
the influence of the gospel. True, it has been faithfully preached in 
our churches, and the invitation to come gently and sweetly given ; but, 
we have not gone forth into the highways and hedges, the lanes and 
alleys, the hovels of poverty and garrets of obscurity. From these . 
go up the cries to heaven, " no man careth for my soul." 

The grand difficulty in the way of our progress is prejttdice. De- 
nominational opposition has poisoned the minds of all who have been 
subjected to its influence, so as to prejudice the masses against us. 
How, then,v8hall we remove this obstacle ? We answer, by an exhi- 
bition of livina, active, aggressive Christianity — outside of painted 
walls, costly edifices, luxuriously cushioned pews, and beyond the 
shadows of towering steeples, or loud swelling tone of the orsan or 
church goine bell. Go with the love of Christ burning in your nearts, 
and of His heritage to save, and of His flock to house, and shelter, 
and feed. Go as Christians, and let them fall in love vrith your 
Christianity, Go to them in all the simplicity of His children. Go 
to their houses, their homes, their firesides. First of all, let them 
see by your actions and your fruits that you are a Christian. 

Let the Bible be your text book, and from its sacred pages teach 
them the simple truth of salvation. Point out to them appropriate 
lessons from the Bible. They vjM believe that, for He hath saia **my 
word shall not return unto me void," and when by means of this 
Holy Booh you have gained their confidence in you, you will tkus^ 
8tep by step, remove prejudice. If on the contrs^, you put a doc- 
trinal or church tract into their hands, or begin ins^ction in the 



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catechiBm or prayer book, you at once present the very objects against 
ii^hich all their prejudices have been aroused. The people among 
whom Mr. Welch, as a layman, labored so successfully were chiefly 
operatives from England, who from their infancv were allied to the 
cnurch, and at her altars were dedicated to Gk)d. With them there 
were no prejudices to remove, and when they heard from the cate- 
chism and prayer book the well known words and prayers of early 
childhood, it came to them as the name of mother to the wanderer, 
far from home, in distant lands. It was to them as the alphabet of 
infancy, the prattle of childhood around the mother's knees ; but not 
80 with us. Pestering prejudice as a canker, is in every heart, and 
must be healed before you can gain access. First of all, the work we 
have to do is to remove this obstacle, by the light of God's Holy Word. 
Then you can show them wherein iis truths snine out on every page 
of the prayer book. 

We now refer to the work in Trinity Parish, Clarksville, Tenn., as 
evidence that there is a way by which we can successfully reach all 
classes and conditions of society, and so extend the influence of the 
church as to embrace every county and neighborhood in the Diocese. 
As a preparation, the love of Christ and of souls must be in the 
heart ; without this, there can be no permanent success. The world 
of mankind stand as idle spectators upon the stage of life, and, unless 
moved upon, will remain in a stupified existence, until the curtain of 
death closes down upon them. But if you will approach them in the 
true spirit of Christianity, they can be moulded as clay in the hands 
of the potter. The Savior says, '*ye must be born again." They 
must be handled as children, beginning with them as children, and 
little by little, mould them, by love's persuasive hands, into vessels 
fit for the Master's use. 

This moulding process is what we want. Go out, and gather to- 
gether the material, (and there is not a neighborhood where you may 
not begin.) Thus, in Trinity Parish, under the leadership of the 
Rector, Rev. S. Ringgold, we have the nucleus of four congregations out- 
side of the regular parish church. These have been formed by the 
combined agency of minister and laity. In our first organization, a 
child from the outskirts of the city was induced to come to the church 
Sunday school, by the kind entreaties of a layman, and through this 
child the Rector was called to see the dying mother, who bec^ueathed 
her orphan children to the church for spiritual protection and 
instruction. A space soon was obtained in one of tne neighboring 
houses, and these children, with others, invited to attend Sunday 
school. This school began with seven children. The exercises were 
after the manner of our Sunday School Liturgy in part. Then some 
plain simple scriptural lessons taught them orally. This plan was 
pursued several Sundays. Then, as they became familiar with these 
things, we required them to turn to the 7th chapter of St. Matthew, and 
from the Scriptures learn the Lord's Prayer. This they readily 
assented to, and on the following Sunday, they could all repeat it 
together. They were then directed to commit to memory, verse by 



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verse, the 5th chapter of St. Matthew, and simple explanations give 
until thev reached the 19th verse, where the commandments aJ 
spoken of ; this lead to the inquiry if they knew them, and the n 
cessity of keeping them. Then directing them to the 20th chapt4 
of Exodus, where they could find and learn what these comman< 
ments were. Out of the Bible these were soon memorized. This w 4 
the work of several Sundays ; but not only were little ones engage 
in it. The room became crowded with the old and the young. Tl 
Lord's prayer, the commandments, and the Apostles' creed, were a 
well memorized, and thus, step by step, they were lead to use tl 
Sunday School Liturgy, and make the responses as clearly and audibl 
as if they had known it from infancy. This school now numbers fortj 
two in regular attendance, and beside the children, their parents an^ 
older members of their families, some of whom were never inside th 
doors of the church, and others not for years, are now regular attend 
ants, to whom some fitting word of exhortation and encouragement ii 
always given. These now all join in the exercises of the scnool, and 
seem delighted. Could you hear their fireside reasonings as to whj 
all this trouble for them. Say they : *'If these were not ChristiaiM 
would they be coming over these hills, through mud and snow and 
cold and heat ? If tney will do this for our sake, surely they an 
prompted by holy motives, it is for our good. They never seem tc 
notice our clothing, or the poverty of our houses, but always seen 
glad to see us, and shake hands with us, and make as much of us at 
if we were their kinsfolks. We always heard these Episcopaliani 
were big folks, such as live in fine houses and ride in grand carriages 
and have nothing to do with the poorer class of society, and camec 
all their religion in their prayer Dooks, but if this is the way the) 
are going about hunting up the poor, and the neglected, and teachinj 
such as they teach us, then we say its all wrong that we have hearc 
about them. They are Christians." This school is now being helc 
in a stable, which has been comfortably fitted up so as to hold fron 
sixty to seventy-five persons, and to whom the glorious tidings of tin 
blessed Grospel are preached every month, by the Rector, and the peo 
pie taught, since January, 1866, to use the prayer book, and g< 
through with the service aschildren of the church. Their prejudice 
removed, their confidence gained and their hearts being won over U 
love the ways and songs and prayers of our blessed Zion. Of thii 
school, thirteen have been baptised, five confirmed, and five more pre 
paring for confirmation. 

In our second organization, the material, in some respects, waj 
essentially difierent from the first. The children had been occasion 
ally to other Sunday schools. The parents were more or less unde] 
some denominational influence, and biased against us. Yet the whoh 
might be classed as non-religionists, without the pale of any church 
ana without the stated influence of the gospel. 

Not willing to appear as regular attendants at any of the sevei 
churches of the city, oecause of tneir inability to dress as they sa^ 
the occupants of those easy seats, the Sabbath was spent either in 



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Yisitmg from house to house, or sleeping, or grouping in idle, listless 
crowds, wearing away the precious nours unimprovea, no thought, no 
aim for heaven. It was proposed to them if they could furnish a 
room, ihe children ^ould nave the benefit of a regular Sunday school. 
A room was at once offered to us, and that the dvning room of one of 
their houses. With minds more or less prejudiced against Episcopa- 
lians, and unaquainted with any usages of our church, we nad the 
more cautiously to move. Yet, with their own Bible open before us, 
we invited them to read alternate verses with us. They soon entered 
into the spirit of responsive worship, and followed up the method 
used in our first organization. They more readily join in the exer- 
cises of the Sunday school Liturgy, and, step by step, the beauty and 
excellency of our school and church service is being unfolded to 



This school, like the first, began with a very small number, yet, 
Sunday after Sunday, the number increases. The parents and auult 
persons in the neighborhood have been formed into a Bible class in 
the school, and one of their number, an excellent Christian gentle- 
man, is their teacher. One Sunday in every month the Rector visits 
this school; and on that day the house, and hall, and porch is crowded 
with earnest listeners, gathering there to hear what '* this sect, every- 
where spoken against,' has to say. They now look forward to tne 
Sunday school gathering in this neighborhood as one of their chief 
sources of enjoyment. This school numbers twenty-five. In our 
third enterprise, which is in an adjoining village, the nucleus was 
gathered by, perhaps, more laborious effort than either of the former, 
yet possessing the advantage of one family belonging to our church, 
at whose house to begin the school. Two young mymen, by visiting 
from house to house, and offering prayers wherever they went, invited 
the children to join them in the formation of a Sunday school, and 
the young men and ladies to form themselves into a Bible class. They 
have succeeded in ^thering together a very interesting school, now 
numbering sixteen in regular attendance. This school is visited reg- 
ularly once every month by the Rector. Our fourth enterprise is some 
eig^ miles in the country, and, as yet, only assumes the nature of a 
regular appointment for the Rector one Sunday in every month, there 
bemg no Sunday school, as yet, organized. Other neighborhoods are 
calling for like service all around us, until it would appear m if the 
Laoefanonian cry were heard on every side, *' Come over and help 
us!" 

It ia evident to you that this work is not all done by the one min- 
itter; but, eager to do all his master requires of him, zealous for the 
Bilvaiaon of an. the people, he is setting to work every energy of the 
paneh, every man, and woman, and chud, that possesses the glimer- 
mgs of the requisite talent, is bid to go into the vineyard and work; 
»L^ iosemoBt in the rank, with ever increasing earnestness in the 
work, the Rector presses onward, bearing the tide of influence with 
loM, mad by the blessings of the great Head of the Church, the desert 
VBterBinlxinity Parish ai« being made to bud and blossom as the rose. 



20 JOUBHAL OF THE COKVEHTIOH. 



The cry of the church is not, what can be done to extend her influ- 
ence 80 as to meet the wants of all classes of society? but, rather, 
what^ in the name of Jesus, can she not do f 

Yet, to secure the gleanings, we must have garners. These that 
are thv^ ^thered must be Weltered, and regmarly organized into 
church societies of their own. Their lowly estate in worldly matters 
precludes the possibility of a commingling with those who are better 
equipped ; and, hence, to secure them to the church permanently, and 
their children after them, it is the work of the church to provide not 
only the spiritual sustenance and formalities of religion, but the 
sheltering roof of the sheep fold — the Father's house, where His 
lowly children may meet and call it all their own, be it ever so 
humble. 

On motion of the Rev. Lucius N. Voight, the report was referred 
to a committee of three laymen, consisting of Messrs. Dr. L. L. Lur- 
ton, George R. Fairbanks, and Wiley B. Miller, who made the fol- 
lowing report : 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the Report on Lay Co- 
operation, as read before the Convention, beg leave to present the 
following plan, by which the church may secure the active energies 
of all her membership, in which ** all may enjoy the blessedness of 
doing good :" 

For Nashville and Memphis, and all parishes where practicable, 
would recommend the formation of guilds or brotherhoods, as has 
already been inaugurated by the laity of Nashville. 

For all other parishes, would recommend that the Rectors lay 
before their parshioners the necessity of their hearty co-operation 
with him in the active exhibition of all the energies of the church, 
towards securing the salvation of all the people within the sphere of 
their action. 

That mission Sunday schools be opened wherever a nucleus can 
be formed, and these schools be given in charge of such laymen as the 
Rector may deem suitable, and as fast as these schools are organized, 
and congregations collected by means of the leaven of the Sunday 
school, the Rector shall recommend for license to the Bishop such 
laymen as he may deem suited to act as lay readers, and these lay 
readers be required to conduct the services of the church, and read 
sermons to their congregations as often as may be deemed necessary 
for their welfare. Thus the lay readers will be acting as under shep- 
herds, all of whose actions as such shall be subject to the approval of 
the Rector. 

That the report be published as an appendix to the Journal of the 
.Convention, and all the Rectors in the Diocese be requested to dis- 
iribute the same to such layman, in their respective Parishes as they 
mi^ deem best qualified to enter into the wort of lay co-operation. 

G. R. FAIRBANKS, ) 
W. B. MILLER, \ Committee, 

L. L. LURTON. J 



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The Rev. John A. Harrison, chairman of the Committee on 
Freedmen, made the following report, which was received, and the 
resolutions unanimously adopted : 

The committee to whom was referred so much of the Bishop's 
Address as relates to the extending of church services to the freed- 
men, and also so much as relates to the Freedmen *s Orphan Assylum, 
at Memphis, beg leave to report as follows : — 

They do not stop to discus the dutv of the church toward that 
claas of persons ; they take it for granted that this duty will be recog- 
nized at once, and will be acted upon by the Convention. The dim- 
eolty Ues in the want of men ana means to carry the Gospel among 
the freedmen. After anxious reflection, such is the straightened con- 
dition of the Diocese, that the committee are not prepared to go 
further than to recommend that, for the present, the clergy should oe 
requested or required to devote a stated portion of their time to 
preaching among them, giving especial attention to catechetical in- 
struction. In the meantime, where the funds can be supplied, let 
nuBsionaries be appointed to minister to them in places wnere their 
services may be most needed. 

This they propose as a temporary arrangement for the emergency. 
The more permanent policy wnich they recommend is, the education 
and other preparation of the freedmen, who shall, when properly in- 
structed and otherwise prepared, be admitted to holy oraers, and be 
charged with the instruction of persons of their own color. 

In recard to the Orphan Asylum at Memphis, the committee have 
made such examination of the subject as their limited time allowed. 
They have, also, had the pleasure of a long and interesting interview 
with the intelligent and benevolent lady whose efforts have mainly 
created and sustained the Asylum. Understanding that the trustees 
are willing to transfer its control to the Convention of the Diocese, and 
believing that under the general supervision of the Bishop, it could 
be made subservient, not merely to the temporal support, but to the 
religious instruction of colored orphans, the committee recommend 
that the transfer be accepted, and that the Bishop be requested to take 
such steps as will accomplish these ends. They also suggest that a mis- 
sionary to the freedmen at Memphis, if one should be appointed, 
would be a suitable person to intrust with the immediate supervision 
of the Asylum. 

JOHN A. HARRISON, 
SAMUEL RINGGOLD, 
J. A. WHEELOCK, 
WM. H. STEPHENS, 
W. B. MILLER. 

They, therefore, recommend the passage of the following reso- 
lution : 

liraL Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention that the 
clergy of this Diocese be required to devote a stated period of their 



22 JOUENAL OP THE CONVENTION. 



time to preaching to and catechising the freedmen ; and that, when 
funds can be supplied, miflsionaries should be appointed to minister to 
them. 

Second, That suitable steps should be taken for the education and 
other preparation of freedmen, with a view to their ordination for the 
purpose of ministering to persons of their own color. 

Third, That the Convention accept the transfer of the Freedmen 's 
Orphan Asylum at Memphis, to be under the general supervision of 
the Bishop, and such miasionaries and other agents as he may see 
proper to engage. 

The Rev. David Pise, D. D., Chairman of the Committee on Con- 
vocations, made the following report, which was made the order of 
the day for 3 o'clock this afternoon. 

The committee to whom was referred that part of the Bishop's 
address relating to reorganizing the whole system of missionary ope- 
rations in this Diocese, make the following report : 

To the church in this Diocese no subject is of greater interest and 
importance than its missionary work, we find ourselves in a Diocese 
of immense territorial jurisdiction, numbering a population of a mil- 
lion and a half, occupying but an inconsiderfiLole position. We know 
and feel that this great field is ours to occupy by our birthright as 
the true Church of Christ, by our sense of the immesurable import- 
ance of right Christian teaching to the future welfare of our country, 
and our conviction that upon us rests the great work of building up 
for ourselves and our posterity a bulwark against the flood of impiety, 
ungodliness, and evil in every form, which is sweeping over our own 
fair land. 

The task of extending throughout this Diocese the influence and 
work of the church exacts our utmost efforts to be directed in the 
most practicable, efficient and thorough ways and modes of action. 
We have, then, to look — 

First — To the field of action ; 

Secondly — To the agencies to be employed; and, 

Thirdly — To the means and funds. 

The field of missionary operations is three-fold: 

First — City missions; 
Secondly — Rural missions; 
Thirdly — Missions to freedmen. 

In regard to the latter, which we esteem of great importance, we 
will here make no further reference, as the simject has been com- 
mitted to a special committee. 

Cities are great centres of influence. At all times, and more par- 
ticularly at the present, there are gathered tc^th^r large numbers of 



JOUBKAL OF THE CONVENTION. 23 



people who have been thrown into association, and, from various 
circumstances, are without the feelings either of religious interest or 
religious responsibilities, while there are also many others who have 
become detached from previous religious associations, or have become 
neglectful of baptismal vows, and have not connected themselves 
wim existing parish organizations. 

To meet tne various requirements of city missions, the organiza- 
tioD most be local, and can best be effected by a union of the city 
clergy as a convocation ; and, for carrying out the work, there should 
be employed, if possible, a city missionary ; the establishment of reg- 
ular mission services and Sunday schools in destitute districts; the 
judicious distribution of the Holy Scripture and grayer books, tracts 
and reli^ous books, with the united ana efficient aid and co-operation 
of the laity associated in church ^ilds, or brotherhoods or societies. 

In reference to rural missions in the country and along the line of 
the railroads, the work can best be carried on by the union of the 
clergy, forming missionary districts, and employing special mission- 
aries, who, with the aid of the parish clergy, shall establish stations 
for holding services ; Sunday schools under charge of efficient licensed 
lay readers, and lay members ; the distribution of prayer books, and 
inatmctions in their nse ; in efforts to interest others in the choral por- 
tion of the services; visiting scattered members of the church, and re- 
porting and registering the names of such to the nearest parish clergy. 
As to the means for the support of the mission work, it is difficult 
to devise a system of support for missions. Any system, if used with 
real and heartiness, will De productive of success ; but, as a general 
rule, we recommend the system of regular and systematic giving of 
stated sums, at stated times, by individual members of each family. 
For this purpose, parish missionary societies pledged to give a 
weekly sum, to be deposited in a mission box, or collected weekly, by 
some of its members, nas been succepsful in many parts of the country. 
A general organization in each missionary district, with parish 
churches as auxiliaries, would be, we think, an efficient plan — par- 
ticularly if carried on by the devoted church women, to whom we 
owe so much of Christian effort and successful labor. 

The committee express concurrence in general in the plan proposed 
in the Bishop's address, by which unity, energy, and consistency in 
action, may be secured, of which necessary elements for success in any 
enterprise, there has been hitherto an almost total absence. 

Furthermore, the plan proposed embraces another desirable feature 
in that it recognizes a responsible head over the several districts into 
which the Diocese may be distributed for missionary operations, who 
will be the connecting link between his co-workers and the Bishop, 
the great centre of unity and action in the Diocese. 

The committee beg leave to offer the following resolutions : 
1. Resolved^ That, for missionary operations, the Diocese be 
divided into three districts, or convocations, to be styled, respectively, 
the Convocation of West Tennessee, of Middle Tennessee, and of 
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24 JOUBKAL OF THE CONVENTION. 



2. That over each of these convocations a president be appointed 
annually by the Bishop, who shall be a Presbyter, at the time being 
resident in the district over which he is to preside, whose duty it shall 
be to assemble the clergy quarterly, at some place appointed by him, 
for consultation and public religious services, and who shall be per- 
sonally responsible to the Bishop for the missionary work in his par- 
ticular district. 

3. That the minor details of organization and work in each dis- 
trict be left to the members of the convocation in that district ; but, 
before any constitution or by-laws adopted by that convocation for its 
governance, go into effect, it shall be submitted to the Bishop, and 
receive his approval. 

4. The president of each convocation shall report, quarterly, to 
the Bishop, the condition of his district. 

5. That Memphis, for reasons assigned in the address of the 
Bishop, be not embraced in the Western Convocation. 

6. That the work of city missions can be most effectually carried 
out by a lyiion of the clergy of the city parishes for that purpose ; 
the employment, when practicable, of a city missionary; the estab- 
lishment of regular mission services and Sunday schools in destitute 
districts; the judicious distribution of the Holy Scripture, prayer 
books, tracts and religious books ; and by the united and efficient aid 
and co-operation of the laity associated in missionary societies, church 
guild or brotherhood. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

DAVID PISE, 
GEO. H. HUNT, 
FRED. W. SMITH. 
GEO. R. FAIRBANKS. 

The Rev. Dr. White, Chairn^n of the Committee on Delegates 
to the Convention, made the following report : 

The committee to whom was referred the subject of qualifications 
for vestrymen and delegates to the Convention, beg leave respectfully 
to report that they have given it much attention, and recommend the 
following : — 

First — That the vestries of parishes hereafter formed, shall consist 
of not less than five nor more than eleven persons, who must be com- 
municants. 

Second — That until associations contain as many as five male com- 
municants they shall not be regarded as parishes. 

Third — That communicants only should be qualified to vote for 
vestrymen. 

Fourth — That delegates to the Annual Convention shall, in all 
cases, be communicants. 

Fifth — That all canons conflicting with these resolutions be re- 

G. WHITE, Chairman (JommiUee. 



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25 



On motion, the report was recommitted, and Mr. George R. Fair- 
banks was added to the committee. 

The Rev. George White, D. D., Chairman of the Committee on 
Assessments, made the following report, which was adopted : 

The Committee upon the Assessment for the Support of the Epis- 
copate, respectfully offer the following report : 

They would suggest, that the assessment for the year, commencing 
May Ist, 1866, be as follows :— 



Christ Church 


, Nashville, 


$500 


Grace 


Memphis, 


200 


Calvary 


i( 


700 


St. Mary 8 " 


c< 


250 


St. Peters " 


Columbia, 


125 


St. John's " 


Ashwood, 


25 


Trinity 


Clarksville, 


150 


Immanuel " 


La Grange, 


50 


St. Luke's " 


Jackson,e 


150 


St. John's " 


Knoxvill 


150 


St. James' " 


Bolivar, 


100 


Trinity 


Tipton, 


150 


Ravensc'ft " 


i( 


150 


St. James' " 


Greenville, 


50 


Church of the Redeemer, 




Shelbyville... 




50 



St. Matthew's Ch., Covington, 
St. Stephen's " Edgefield, 
Immanuel " Ripley, 
St. Paul's " Athens, 
Trinity " Nashville, 
Otey Chapel, Shelby Co., 
St. Mark 8 Ck, Williamsport, 
Zion's " Brownsville, 
Trinity *' Winchester, 
St. Paul's " Chattanooga, 
St. Thomas' " Somerville, 
St. Paul's " Franklin, 
Ch. of the Advent, Nashville 
Ch. " " Messiah, Pulaski, 
Ch. " " Good Shepherd, 
Chelsea, 



$ 35 
50 
120 
10 
50 
25 
25 
25 
25 
50 
125 
25 

2 50 
20 

25 

And Resolvedy That 12} per cent, on the assesment of each parish, 
be levied for raising the contingent fund. 

GEORGE WHITE, Chairman, 
LUCIUS N. VOIGHT, Secretary, 



The Committee on Purchasing Lands for Parsonages and Glebes, 
made the following report, through Mr. J. J. Dupuy, which was 
adopted : 

To the Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee, sitting at Bolivar, 
Tennessee : 

Your Committee on Parish Lands, appointed by the President of 
this Convention, beg leave to make the following Report : — 

The subject of obtaining lands for the benefit of the church, is 
one which grows in interest and- importance, as we reflect upon the 
great benefits to be derived from this fertile source of maintaining and 
propagating the Grospel of Christ. Your committee feels that it is a 
matter which calls for the prompt attention of all churchmen. 

The outlines of a scheme, which was suggested by our lamented 
Bishop, in his report to this Convention, for the obtaining of lands, to 



26 JOUENAL OP THE CONVENTION. 



be held as the property of the church, requires developement and 
plans for the accomplishment of such an object. Your committee 
would suggest, that this matter be urged upon this Convention for its 
consideration ; and that, through the delegates, it be brought home to 
the vestry of the various parishes of this Diocese. In this connection , 
your committee likewise reports : that the necessity for rectories in. 
every parish, is one fraught with immense importance, extending eveix 
to the existence and spread of the gospel truth. We conceive it to 
be of as much, ay, pernaps more, importance, tha tRectors should be 
provided for, than the building of houses of worship. Let a faithful 
Kector be properly assigned to his field of labor, and it will not be 
long before a temple of worship will be raised in his midst. Truth is 
powerful and will prevail ; and surely, a permanent laborer in any 
field, desires a home for himself and family. The old system of rec- 
tories and glebe lands, which in later years is relapsing into neglect, 
should not fail to be cherished, as one which may yet be revived for 
great good to the church ; and this is a most opportune and auspi- 
cious time for beginning this work. By the great and sudden changes 
of the past few years, large quantities of lands, heretofore, chiefly 
valuable for tillage under the old system of labor, are now left idle, 
or thrown upon the market. Owners of land, in many places, pre- 
fer to sell or even donate them, to paying the taxes upon thfem. These 
lands may now be obtained with small expense to parishioners, and 
become, eventually, of great value to the church while in her forward 
march. Such needs require more abundant provisions. 

We therefor^ recommend, that this Convention, through the parish 
vestries of this Diocese, solicit the donation of lands to tneirp arishes 
or this Convention, in such quantities as seem best ; that a general 
committee be appointed for the special superintendance of this work, 
whose duties it snail be, to urge this matter upon the Diocese at large, 
and families of the Diocese, and to make a report of their succes to 
the next Annual Convention of this Diocese. 

Your committee would suggest, that the lands so obtained, should 
be so conveyed as to inure to the benefit of the parishes — the object 
being, for tne accumulation of funds to promote the spread of truth, 
and to meet the exigencies of the Church. 

All of which, your committee respectfully submit. 

C. F. COLLINS. 
WM. J. ELLIS, 
EDWARD BRADLEY, 
J. J. DUPUY. 

On motion, the committee took a recess until three o'clock, P. M. 



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Friday Afternoon, 3 o'clock. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Pise, the Committee on Glebe Lands 
and Parsonages was continued, and directed to take necessary action. 

The resolutions proposed by the Committee on Convocations were 
adopted. 

The Committee on Delegates to Convention and Vestrymen made 
the following report: 

The committee to whom was referred the subject of qualifications 
for vestrymen and delegates to the Convention beg leave respectfully 
to report that they have given it much attention, and recommend the 
following alteration of existing canons : 

Canon 1st shall be amended by changing " may appoint,'' in ninth 
line, to " may elect;'* also, adding after tne word " vestryman,'* at the 
end of the ninth line, the words " who must be communicants.'* 

Canon 7th shall be amended, by striking. out the second clause, 
beginning " and no person," etc., to the end of the clause, and insert- 
ing, *' No person shall be admitted as a lay delegate in this Conven- 
tion who is not, at the time, a communicant in tne parish which he 
represents. 

The qualifications of vestrymen being embraced in Article 10 of 
the Constitution, any alteration of the same will require to be made 
in the manner prescribed by the 12th Article of the Constitution. 

Amendment to Article 10 of the Constitution : After the words 
" eleven persons," in third line, add — "who shall be male communi- 
oants of tne Church." Strike out, after the words " own body," in fifth 
line. " who shall be communicants." 



28 JOURNAL OP THE CONVENTION. 



AMENDMENTS OF THE CANONS. 



The committee appointed to report od the qualifications of vestry- 
men, delegates to Diocesan Convention, etc., reported the following 
amendments to the Canon, which, under the suspension of Canoa 
XVI, were taken up and severally adopted : 

Canon I is amended by striking out the word "appoint" in the 
ninth line, and substituting the word "elect." Also, by addition, 
after the word "vestrymen," in the ninth line, of the words "who 
must be communicants. Qualified voters of parishes shall be com- 
municants thereof, and none others." 

Canon VII was amended by striking out the words " entitled to 
vote for vestrymen," and by substituting " a registered "..aimunicant." 

The committee further recommended the following amendment to 
the 10th Article of the Constitution : after the words " eleven per- 
sons," in the third line, to add the words " who shall be male com- 
municants of the church," and to strike out the words " who shall be 
communicants," which follow "our body." 

This amendment, as required by Article 12 of the Constitution, 
will lie over for consideration until the next convention. 

The Rev. Samuel Ringgold offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Rev. Dr. Pise be requested to compile the 
statistics of each parish in the Diocese, in the manner in which they 
are recorded on page 38, journal of 1860, and that the same be pub- 
lished in the journal or a separate volume, as he may think proper. 

Mr. George R. Fairbanks offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That it be urgently recommended that district mission- 
ary associations be inaugurated in each missionary district, with 
auxiliaries in each parish, and that the Missionary Convocation be 
requested to act upon this subject at their first meeting. 

Mr. James B. Craighead offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Secretary be instructed to have one hundred 
and fifty copies of Convention Report of 1861, also three hundred 



JOURHAL OF THX CONVENTION. 29 



copies of the Joamal of Convention of 1866, printed, and that he be 
instructed to draw upon the Treasurer of the Diocese for the amount 
rquired. 

On motion, it was resolved that the next convention meet in St. 
Mary 8 Cathedi^al, Memphis, v ^he ^hird Monday in May, 1867. 

Mr. James B. Craighead offered the following resolution, which 
was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be, and are hereby 
returned to the Rector, Wardens and Vestry of St. James* Parish, 
Bolivar, for the liberal and convenient arrangements made for the 
accommodation of the members of this Convention ; and, also, to the 
citizens generally, for the generous hospitality extended to the 
delegates. 

The Convention took a recess until after evening services. 



Fbiday, lOJ P. M. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order, and appointed the 
Rev. David Pise, D. D., to preach the " Otey Sermon,*' on the " Divine 
Constitution of the Christian Ministry," at the next Convention. 

The Rev. Samuel Ringgold was appointed to preach the Missionary 
Sermon at the next convention. 

Mr. George R. Fairbanks made the following report on the com- 
munication firom St. Paul's Parish, Athens : 

WhereaSy It appearing evident to this Convention, that the church 
edifice belonging to this Diocese, and standing in the town of Loudon, 
East Tennessee, is both useless to us and suffering from misuse, 
therefore, 

Resolved, That the right and title of said lot shall be vested, until 
the further orders of the Convention, in St. Paul's Church, Athens, 
with full permission to remove to Athens, the building on said lot in 
Loudon, said vestry of St Paul's Church, agreeing to pay to the vestry 
of any congregation of this church which may be organized at Loudon, 
the present value of such building. 

The resolution was adopted. 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Voight, the Secretary was instructed 
to furnish the vestry of St. Paul's Church, Athens, a copy of the reso- 
lution, with the Bishop's seal attcu^hed. 

The report of the Treasurer of the Diocesan Missionary and Edu- 
cationAL Society was found correct. 



30 joubnal op the convention. 

Diocesan, Missionary and Education Society, 

In Account with J, F, Jett^ Treasurer : 

1861. 
May 20, To cash paid Rev. George C. Harris, on account 
of his allowance for the six months, begining 

1st June, next $ 25 GO 

1862. 
Januray 6, " Cash remitted the Rev. James J. Vaulx, at La 
Grange, through and by direction of Bishop 

Otey 100 00 

1866. 

** Cash paid discount on funds in hand, to ob- 
tain current funds, (sold $270 45, at 48c.) 140 85 

December 31, " Cash handed Rev. Geo. N. James, at request 

of Bishop Quintard 50 00 

1866. 

January, 8, " Cash handed Right Rev. BishoD Quintard, 
by Rector Cavalry Church, for wnich he will 
account '. 48 35 

March, " Cash remitted by Rector of Trinity Parish, 
Tipton, to the Memphis Colored Orphan 
Asylum at Memphis 19 00 

May 6, " Cash collected at Trinity Chapel, Tipton, to- 
day 43 45 

" 9, ,* Cash remitted Rev. Geo. H. Hunt, Pulaski, 
by the direction of the Right Rev. Bishop 
Quintard 100 00 

Balance 15 GO 

$542 25 



1861. Or. 

May 17, By Balance "^ account rendered at Convention 

" at Somerville .• $211 15 

" " " Collections at the Convention, reported to 
the Secretary of the Convention for inser- 
tion in the minutes 170 65 



(( (( 



" Cash of Mrs. James Wood 5 00 

$886 80 



JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION. 31 



Amount brought forward $386 80 

Dccmbei' 1, " Cash of Trinity Parish, Tipton 8 65 

1865. 

DeceTtiher 31, " Cash of Trinity Parish, Tipton 36 00 

1866. 
January 8, " Cash of Cal\ary Church, Memphis, handed 

the Bishop 48 35 

March " Cash of Trinity Parish, Tipton, collected for 

Freedmans Orphan Asjrlum, Memphis 19 00 

J/ay6, " Cash handed Rector Trinity Parish, to be 
sent to St. Matthews* Church, Covington, by 
" direction of Bishop Quintard 43 45 

$542 25 

1866. 

%9, By Balance on hand $ 15 00 

The Treasurer would refer the Convention to his report, made to 
the Convention held at Somerville, in May, 1861, and the proceedings 
of the Society held upon that occasion ; also, to the above account as 
showing the action and present condition of the Society, since the 
last published report, in minutes of the Convention of 1859. All of 
which is respectfully submitted. 

J. F. JETT," Teeasurer. 

^"Sharon, Tiptm Co., Tenn., May 9, 1866. 

Rev. George N. James offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, The form of a parochial report is inapplicable to the 
work of a cler^nnan doing missionary duty, therefore, 

Resolved, That the Missionary and Education Committee be di- 
rected to draw up the form of a report for those engaged in mission- 
ary labors — embracing all that the missionary is expected to perform, 
and that said forms be forwarded to all missionaries of the Diocese, as 
soon as possible. 

After singing the Gloria in Excehis, and prayers, the Convention 
adjourned sine die, 

C. T. QUINTARD, President. 

RICHARD HINES, Secretary. 

J. M. SCHWRAR, Assistant Secretary. 



BI3H0P'S ADDRESS. 33 



BISHOP'S ADDRESS. 



My Brethren of tJie Clergy and Laity : 

By the merciful goodness and favor of our Heavenly Father, we 
are permitted to assemble in council to give account of our various 
trials and labors in the cause of the Gospel, to devise plans, as God 
shall help us by His Grace, for the furtherance of His saving truth 
among men, and to unite our prayers for the prosperity and peace of 
the church which Christ purchased with His blood. 

The last Annual Convention of the Diocese was held in Somer- 

ville, in May, 1861. . We did not know how perilous the times then 

were ; we did not read in the mutterings of the distant thunder the 

monitions of the ruin and desolation that were to sweep over our 

fair heritage, and leave such lasting changes upon the institutions, 

the policies, and the social usages of our country ; we did not know 

that we were assembled for the last time under the leadership of our 

saintly and beloved Bishop. All these things were mercifully hidden 

from our eyes. I shall not sketch the sad weary years which have 

elapsed since the last meeting of our annual council. 

"Almost every parish has its own memorial of sorrow; each 
separate heart keeps the register of its own bitterness." 

We may not doubt the mercy and the wisdom of our Heavenly 
Father in bringing upon our land the rod of correction, and we should 
pray for grace to bear that rod, whensoever by any manner of ad- 
versity it shall please his gracious goodness to visit us. Day unto day 
Qttereth speech of God's faithfulness and love, and we should learn 
that He is our strength and salvation, and this should give us " rest 
in the day of trouble;" "although the fig tree shall not blossom, 
neither shall fruit be in the vines ; the labor of the olive shall fail, 
^dthe fields shall yield no meat ; the flock shall be cut off from the 
fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls." 



84 bishop's address. 



But this rest "in the day of trouble " is only to be found in the 
church — in the Zion which the Lord hath founded. 

On the 23d day of April. 1863, the Right Rev. James Herrejr 
Otey, D. D., LL. D., first Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee, entered 
upon that rest which remaineth for the people of God. I find it 
difficult to speak of his life, with all its labors, its trials and disap- 
pointments as I should wish. 

Bishop Otey was elected to the Episcopate at the Annual Conven-. 
tion of the Diocese of Tennessee, in June, 1833. He knew that the 
condition and wants of the church in this Diocese were such, and the 
labors requisite to meet them so great, as to render the office of Bishop 
anything rather than an object of ambition. He knew that unceasing 
vigilance, incessant toil, many wearisome days of traveling must be 
the portion of him who undertook the burden of its faithful execution. 
The friends of the church were few, feeble, and widely dispersed over 
an extended territory. There were at the time of his election but five 
Presbyters and one Deacon laboring in the Diocese. These were the 
venerable Dr. Daniel Stephens, Rev. George Weller, Rev. Messrs. 
Wright, Muller, Chiltern and Litton. Four parishes were represented 
at the convention by lay delegates, viz : St. Peter's, Columbia ; St. 
Paul's, Franklin ; Christ Church, Nashville ; and Immanuel, La 
Grange. 

Casting himself unreservedly upon the unfailing promises of the 
Divine Head of the church to guide, sustain and protect his faithful 
ministers "even unto the end of the world," he accepted the position, 
and was consecrated in Christ's Church, Philadelphia, on the 14th 
day of January, 1834, by the Rt. Rev. William White, assisted by the 
Rt. Rev. B. T. Onderdonk, Rt. Rev. H. W. Onderdonk and Rt. Rev. 
George W. Doane. 

His Episcopate was long and laborious ; we shall never know all 
the labors and trials he endured ; he has left no written records. In 
a letter in my possession, written five years before he was taken from 
us, he says: "I have visited, on an average, every congregation in 
my diocese twice annually. I have traveled by all sorts of convey- 
ances — in all weathers — storm and tempest, as well as sunshine — ^have 
preached, labored and taught from house to house ; have traversed moun- 
tains and the lonely * wilderness wherein was no man,' and left no expe- 
dient untried to make * full proof of my ministry. * I have, perhaps, most 
painfully exercised discipline oftener than all the Bishops of the 



BISHOPS ADDBESS. 35 



Southwest, all that I might 'finish my course with joy, and testify the 
Gospel of the Grace of Grod.' 
"'Forgive me this foolish boasting,' as saith St. Paul. 
"I have gone generally over the Southwest, and at one time the 
hmits of my spiritual jurisdiction laid upon me by the churh were 
Kentucky and Missouri on the north, to the Gulf on the south, and 
stretching between the eastern shores of Florida and the Paciiio." 
He endured all physical fatigue with a cheerful spirit until literally 
worn out by his labors. The mental suflfering which he endured in 
witnessing the failure of his plans for church extension cannot be told. 
He made every effort to secure ministerial aid, both at home and 
abroad. His touching appeals are spread on the records of the Do- 
mestic Missionary Board. In one, after expressing his sense of tlio 
liberahty and kindness manifested by the Domestic Committee in the 
ftppropriatons made to his diocese, he says : " We stand in pressing 
need of ministers ; and God only knows what is to become of our 
church in this region, under the persevering efforts of those dissent- 
ing from her, to break down her bulwarks, and to scatter the assur- 
ance of heavenly hope derived from her soul-strengthening ordinances, 
unless we can prevail upon the young, the talented and zealous of our 
ministry to come out to our help." With the view of raising up an 
indigenous ministry, he entered with all the ardor of his soul, upon 
the enterprise of building up a college in Columbia, to bear the ven- 
erated name of his friend. Bishop Kavenscroft. 

Large subscriptions were secured, and for a time everything prom- 
ised a successfol result ; but a financial crisis destroyed all his hopes, 
and the enterprise was reluctantly abandoned. Brave men are only 
roused by difficulties, and if the church demands courage and self- 
eachfice in its ministers, it is because the word of life which she holds 
forth is a religion of activity and enterprise — a religion which wears 
armOT, and which wields weapons, and which points onward to a 
crown. Bishop Otey knew too well the importance of thorough 
nihstian education to give up all efforts because foiled in one. He 
projected an institution for the education of the daugbt^^rs of the 
churcli, and by the most miwearied efforts succeeded in establishing 
the Columbia Female Institute. In his addresses to the convention of 
his diooeee, no subject was more frequently or thoroughly discussed 
than Hke education of the young on Christian principles. H*; taught 
axim house to house — in the pulpit and out oi it — that it is the great 
daty of the church to her offipring to feed the lambs of the fold wi:h "the 



36 bishop's address. 



sincere milk of the word," and to lead them from strength to strength 
and grace to grace. To train those for Christ who had been baptized 
into Christ, and that securing **the soul's health," as proposed in the 
church's formularies, is the chief end of all education. I need not 
dwell upon the melancholy fact that the education of our sons and 
daughters, according to the church's rule, is very generally neglected 
by us ; it is a truth admitted by us all. What that rule is, how 
the church would have her children trained, we have only to open 
our prayer book to discern. We are provided with the "catechism— 
that is to say an instruction, to be learned by every person before 
he be brought to be confirmed by the Bishop." In that catechism we 
have, first of all, a distinct statement of the babtismal vow, and what 
great things that sacrament effects for us and within us ; and if we 
carefully examine the catechism, we find that holy baptism is the very 
foundation of it all. The whole formulary is penetrated by the 
memory of baptism. It is the life, the meaning, the unity, the reli- 
gion of the whole; though faith, and practice, creed, precept and 
prayer are included. And thus we learn that the church's idea of 
education is the education of a baptized soul. The child is to learn 
the creed, the Lord's prayer and the ten commandments. He is to 
hear sermons, and he is to be taught all other things which a ChrU- 
tian ought to know and believe to his sours health. And there is no 
halting place for the immortal soul in the process of education' be- 
tween the laver of regeneration, and the " regeneration when the 
Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory. Step by step, day by 
day, little by little, with perseverance and constancy, the churoh- 
child must be led through all those truths which characterize the church 
as ** the pillar and ground of the truth," until he be fully equipped as a 
church-man, to wage a successful warfare under the banner of Christ 
crucified. You well know, dear brethren, how distinctly our beloved 
Father taught us these truths, and he has left on record a most solemn 
warning to us all to train the children of the church on the true 
principles of education. Nor need I tell you that the time is not far 
distemt when the church, with her weapens of defense well burnished, 
will require that all her enlisted soldiers shall know how to use them 
in the conflict for primitive truth and apostolic order. 

Our beloved Father was a man of great dignity and simplicity of 
character ; he was thoroughly honest in his convictions, and he spake 
the truth entire — 

**In action and In word." 



bishop's address. 37 



He was baptized in "riper years" after a careful investigation 
of the claims of the church. He foiind a wonderful rest and refresh- 
ment in the church. He was affectionately attached to her sober 
ways— to the dignity and purity of her ordinances. He was a 
staunch defender of her apostolic ministry, and he lived her creed 
and did not hesitate to declare her creed the whole counsel of Grod. 
He did not divorce Christ from the church, as the manner of some — 
but contended earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.* 
His principles were set forth in three discourses, published in the 
year 1843, on the '* Unity of the Church," *' The Ministry," and **The 
Apostolical Succession." I think none doubted his thorough church- 
manship. As he anticipated, he was fiercely attacked by Romanists, 
and sectarian writers. His only answer was, " 'Tis truth, and I must 
tell it; 'tis Gospel, and I must preach it. Far safer it is to bear anger 
from men than a woe from God." God grant that we, his sons, may 
be as true to the church as he was ; acting up to her spirit, and 
working out her theory ; and in our public and private ministrations, 
in the temple and in every house, teaching and preaching Jesus 
Christ as he did. 

Our beloved Father was abundant in labors. He discharged his 
ministers with integrity, zeal, charity and patience, "in afflictions, in 
necessities, in distresses; by pureness, by knowledge, by long suffer- 
ing, by kindness, by love unfeigned." 

His last days were days of sore trial. On his return home from 
the Greneral Convention of 1859 he issued a pastoral letter, in which 
he plainly set forth the then threatening aspect which our civil affairs 
tad assumed, and with words of earnest entreaty plead for peace. 
"Dark clouds, portentous of evil," said he, "have, from time to time, 
in years past, gathered in our political horizon, and excited the most 
painful apprehensions in the mind of the patriot. By the gracious 
Providence which seems ever to have watched over this country, these 
clouds have dispersed, and the counsels of wise and good men have 
prevailed, and have averted or removed the dangers and disasters that 
impended over us. Late events demonstrate most clearly how exten- 
sive and fearful the agitation, and how direful the consequences which 
a few wicked and fanatical men, under the pretext of philanthrophy 
and religion, can bring upon a whole community. Let us never forget, 
dear brethren, the words of the apostle : " The wisdom that is from 
above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of 
mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." 



38 bishop's addeess. 



0, if all the professed Christians of this favored but now distracted 
land did but remember, and give heed to these words of heavenly 
wisdom, how speedily would the agitations of the country be stilled, 
the fears of the patriot be calmed, and our unhappy divisions healed. 
But, alas ! the storm soon burst in fury over our land, destroying all 
the beneficent arts of peace, and spreading wide ruin, desolation and 
death. You cannot have forgotten, brethren, how, in the spring of 
1861, when one of our clergy was attacked in the columns of the sec- 
ular press for adhering to the rubrics of the church, our beloved 
father, in his earnest, manly way, defended the church. " Come what 
may in the future, the church has endeavored to do her duty ; her 
garments are unstained, her alters unpoluted by contact with the 
unclean thing. We can appeal to the records of everv ecclesiastical 
council, general or diocesan, in our communion, to show that she has 
seduously abstained in her deliberations from all intermeddling with 
political affairs." 

0, brethren ! how thankful ought we not to be to the great Head 
of the Church that our branch of the Church Catholic has proven her 
divinity by preaching "peace on earth, and good will to men.** On 
many a battle-field I have lifted my soul in devout thanksgiving to 
Almighty God that of all the precious blood which was being poured 
out like water, not one drop touched the white robes of the church at 
whose alter I ministered. Our church has always refused to allow 
the mad fanaticism of the day, and the ever varying whims of mod- 
ern philanthrophy to disturb her godly quietness. She is built as a 
city that is at unity in itself; has busied herself about nothing but 
the salvation of souls; has always been a strong bond of union 
between the North and the South, the East and the West, because 
her children all speak the same thing, and in essentials are perfectly 
joined together in one mind. The importance of this to the interests 
of our country was well understood by that pure statesman, John C. 
Calhoun, who, when the vanities of this, and the realities of the next, 
world were prominently before his mind, in portraying in the Senate 
of the United States the dangers which beset the Union, paid the fol- 
lowing high tribute to the conservatism of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church: "The cords that bind the States together are not only 
many, but various in character. Some are spiritual ecclesiastical, 
some political, others social. Some appertain to the benefit conferred 
by the Union, and others the feelings of duty and obligation. The 
strongest of those of a spiritual or ecclesiastical nature, consisted in 



bishop's address. 39 



the unity of the great religious denominations, all of which originally 

embraced the whole Union. The ties which held each denomination 

together formed a strong cord to hold the whole Union together ; but, 

powerful as they were, they have not been able to resist the explosive 

effects of the slavery agitation. The Episcopal Church is the only 

one of the four great Protestant denominations which remains 

unbroken and entire.**' Well and truly did our beloved Father say — 

and it is our joy to reiterate the truth : — " The church has endeavored 

to do her duty; her garments are unstained, her alters unpointed 

'^ith the unclean thing." 

The truth is, dear brothers, that our branch of the church is the 
great conservative element among all who profess and call themselves 
Christians in this country. The various denominations look to it to 
l>e the first to reunite the bonds of religious fellowship throughout the 
land ; and we feel it is the duty of the church to keep herself pure, 
a.nd to preach nothing but the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ, to the 
end that she may gather in the multitudes who, better than their sys- 
t.eni8, are turning to her for shelter, for knowledge and for grace. 

Our beloved Father made great advances in the divine life. Indif- 
ferent to the pomps and vanities of the world, he delighted in a 
Christian simplicity, far removed from ostentation and pride. The 
faith which purified his heart, and, worked by love, humbled him 
under a deep sense of his own unworthiness, the grace which had 
given him so many victories over the powers of darkness, sustained 
him in his last conflict with sin, Satan and death. On the blessed 
Easter Day before his departure, he received, for the last time,' the 
Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of Christ. His faithful 
and beloved Presbyter, the Rev. Richard Hines, who was to him a 
true and devoted son in the Gospel, officiated on this solemn occasion. 
From him I learn the touching incidents of the closing scene: 

He requested Mr. Hines to pause in the general confession, with 
the full conviction that he was about to partake for the last time of 
his Savior's Body and Blood. He clasped the cup with a trembling 
eagerness, and with all the solemnity of a dying veteran who desired 
to repeat once more the ground of the faith which he so tenderly 
loved, and which he had so nobly defended, with eyes uplifted to 
heaven, he said : " I call all to bear witness that my only hope of sal- 
vation is in the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ.** He afterwards 
remarked : " I never in all my life felt such perfect readiness to 
depart. I felt that if it was God's will to take me then unto Himself, 



40 bishop's address. 



I could say from my heart, "Lord, let me depart wok;." Five or six 
days before his death, as he lay weary and feeble at the close of the 
day, friends who had called, came to his bed-side to say farewell. 
After their departure he remarked : *' Oh, that I had breath to talk 
to all who come in, for the things of eternity appear so differently to 
those in perfect health and one who comes to a death-bed as I have." 
Again he said: **0h, to depart and be with Christ! is it not far 
better than to lie here lingering on through a weary and painful de- 
cay of body." And with clasped hands he exclaimed, as thougb 
overwhelmed by the feeling : "Oh, the glory of Christ ! How gloriouf=^ 
are the perfections of God! Oh, the glorious perfections of God'^ 
nature !" The next day his mind was recalled to the subject, and he re- 
plied : "I do not remember ; it is all gone now : but while lying here 
upon this sick bed I have had such ravishing views of Christ, and of 
the glory and perfection of God's character, as I have no language to 
describe." In reply to the question, "Would it distress you to know 
if it was God's will to take you out of this world ?" His answer, 
seeming to come from the depths of his soul, left no doubt of his 
longing to be gone. Even in the midst of wanderings of mind, a 
passage of Scripture or any portion of our church service, repeated to 
him, failed not to bring calmness to his mind and intelligence to hLs 
eyes ; and even at an hour when he was supposed to be dying, and 
the power of articulation seemed to be gone, and the feeble flutter- 
in gs of his pulse threatened a speedy dissolution, as his faithful Priest 
commended his soul to his God in the beautiful language of our sol- 
emn service, there came in faintest whispers from the lips of our dying 
Father, the hallowed words, just audible and no more, " Our Father 
who art in heaven ;" and so he departed, and we shall see him no 
more till with the glorious company of the Patriarchs and Apostles^ 
the noble army of martyrs and confessors, we are delivered from the 
burden of the flesh and enter upon, that rest which remaineth for tho 
people of G^d. It was my mournful privilege to commit his body to 
the ground in the beautiful church yard of St. John's Church, Ash- 
wood, in Maury county. There he requested his remains to be taken, 
that they may rest beside his wife and his beloved children who had 
gone before him. It was a beautiful Sunday evening in September 
last. The Rev. Dr. Pise held appropriate services in St. Peter's 
Church, Columbia, where the body had rested for a brief while, on 
its way to the place of sepulture. The Rev. Dr. Pise, the Rev. John 
A. Harrison and the Rev. Charles Collins were present at the inter- 



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zaent, and a multitude of friends from the surrounding country 
gathered in the church yard to testify their respect for our beloved' 
Bishop. He has provided by his will a fund which is to be invested 
by his executors, the interest of which is to be paid by the Treasurer 
of the Diocese of Tennessee, at each annual convention, " upon the 
order of the Bishop, to such minister of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, previously appointed by the Bishop, as shall preach during 
the session of the convention a sermon upon the Divine constitution 
of the Christian ministry." 

The Rev. Richard Hines, Rector of St. Mary's Church, Memphis, 
has been appointed by me to preach the first sermon on this subject 
under the provisions of the Bishop's will. 

At a special convention of the Diocese which assembled in Christ's 
y (Swrch, Nashville, on the 6th of September, 1865, I was called to the 
solemn and responsible office of Bishop, and by the voice of this Dio- 
cese was requested to take up the cross which our beloved Father had 
exchanged for the crown incorruptible. For this expression of confi- 
dence on the part of my brethren, I am deeply thankful, and yet I 
may gay, without any affectation of humility, that I accepted the 
office with much trembling, and with an abiding consciousness of my 
many weaknesses and infirmities. There is but one source of strength, 
and my pimple trust is in the grace of that God who has promised to 
give His Holy Spirit to them that ask Him, and whose " strength is 
made perfect in weakness." I know, too, dear brethren, that your 
hearts are with me, and that I shall not lack either the prayers or the 
kindly support of those who have called me to the Episcopal office. I 
was consecrated in St. Luke's Church, Philadelphia, in the presence of 
the General Convention, on Wednesday, October 11, 1865, the Rt. Rev* 
John Henry Hopkins, D. D., consecrator. The Lord Bishop of Mon- 
treal, Bishops Burgess, Atkinson, Coxe, Odenheimer, Bedell and 
Stevens, united in the act of consecration with the venerable and 
heloved presiding Bishop. 

It was attended by circumstances of a peculiarly gratifying nature. 
Men were asking if our church was to be reunited — if a federal unity 
was to be preserved in the recognition of one general council, as in 
times before the sad years had separated those of the same household 
of faith. It was well known that I had been a chaplain in the army 
of the Confederate States during the whole war ; that all my sym- ' 
patties were with the people of my State, and the cause in which 
they were embarked ; and my acceptance or rejection would settle at 

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42 bishop's address. 



once the questions so anxiously asked, and about which there was felt 
the liveliest solicitude. When the report of the committee on my 
consecration was made to the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies, 
there was, I believe, but one dissenting voice. 

The presence of the Rt. Rev. Francis Fulford, D. D., Metropolitan 
of Canada, was extremely gratifying, not only to myself, but to every 
member of the Convention ; not simply that * he was there to re- 
inosculate the apostolic line, but as a Bishop of that church which 
had been to our American branch of the Catholic Church a nursing 
mother — to witness and participate in the restored relations of our 
sometime severed dioceses. My beloved brother, the Bishop of Penn- 
sylvania, whose personal friendship I have enjoyed for many years, 
and who, at one period of my life, was my beloved pastor in the 
Diocese of Georgia, preached the consecration sermon. The history 
of the church in America has no brighter page than that which re- 
cords the meeting of the last General Convention. Men were there 
from the North and the South — "Men of intensest loyalty to the 
Government *' — and men of equally intense devotion to the cause of 
the South — men as widely separated, politically, as men could be — 
and yet, "these men came together, knelt together, communed to- 
gether, looked steadily into each other's eyes, and grasped each other's 
hands, asking reciprocally nothing but the privilege of enjoying 
together the blessings of peace.* It was a grand exhibition of Chris- 
tian magnanimity. 

On Sunday, the 15th of October, the 18th Sunday after Trinity, I 
preached at Frankford in the morning, and at Holmesburg in the 
evening. The former parish is the one in which that distinguished 
layman, Wm. Welsh, Esq., has effected such great results, by a hearty 
and earnest co-operation with the Rector, the Rev. Daniel S. Miller. 
On Tuesday, the 17th, I delivered an address at the laying of the 
corner stone of St. Andrew's Parish, Mantua, one of the suburbs of 
Philadelphia. Bishops Stevens and Lee, of Delaware, also delivered 
addresses on the occasion. On Wednesday, the 18th, the festival of 
St. Luke, the Evangelist, I held a special confirmation at St. Mark's 
Church, Philadelphia, and confirmed a member of the congregation 
of the Church of the Advent, Nashville, Tennessee. 

At night, in St. Thomas' Church, after service by the Rev. Charles 
Collins, of Tennessee, and the Rev. Alexander Crummell, of Monrovia, 
West Africa, I preached. 

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Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. — At the Church of the Holy 
Innocents, New York, morning prayer was said by the Rector, the 
Rev. J. J. Elmendorf, assisted by the Rev. Drs. McVickar and Morris. 
I preached and administered the Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon, I preached at the Church of the Incarnation, 
after evening prayer by the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Montgomery, assisted 
by the Rev. Dr. N. S. Richardson and the Rev. J. J. Elmendorf. 

I returned to Philadelphia on Monday morning, and was present 
at the adjournment of the General Convention, on Tuesday, the 24th. 

Wednesday, 2bth, — Visited St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, N. J., 
and addressed the members of the school at the twelve o'clock litany 
service. 

Thursday, 2&h. — With Bishop Kip, of California, and Bishop Lay, 
of Arkansas, met the Committee on Domestic Missions, at their room, 
Bible House, New York, and presented the needs of the church in 
Tennessee. The committee very generously contributed $4,000 for 
missionary work in my Diocese. 

Friday, 21th. — Attended morning service at the General Theo- 
logical Seminary, and delivered, an address to the students. 

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity. — Assisted at divine service at the 
Church of the Transfiguration, New York. 

The Bishop of Arkansas preached an admirable discourse. At 
four P. M., after service by the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Houghton, and 
his assistant, I preached. 

At night, at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, evening 
prayer was said by the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Littlejohn, and I preached 
to a very large and attentive congregation. 

Monday, %Oth. — Left New York for Baltimore, in company with 
Bishop Lay, to meet Bishop Atkinson, of North Carolina. The next 
day we went on to Washington to have an interview with the Presi- 
dent of the United States. It being *' Cabinet Day," we failed to 
obtain an interview with the President, but in the evening we had an 
interview with the Secretary of State. 

I returned to New York on Friday, the 3d. 

Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity. — Preached at St. Andrew's 
Church, Stamford, Connecticut, after prayers by the Rector, the Rev. 
F. Windsor Brathwaite. I also made an appeal to the congregation 
in behalf of the missions in Tennessee. 

At night I preached in St. John's Church, after service by the 
Rector, the Rev. Walter Mitchel. 



44 BISHOPS ADDEESS. 



Thursday, 9th. — I left New York for Waterbury, to visit my old 
friend, Rufus E .Hitchcock, Esq. 

Friday, lOth. — In the Chapel of St. John's Church, the Rev. Jacob 
L. Clark, D. D., Rector, I delivered a lecture. 

Twenty-second Sunday aft^r Trinity. — I preached both morning 
and evening in St. John's. 

16th. — Left New York for Memphis. Was detained at Cairo, 111., 
'ii. over Sunday (twenty-third after Trinity). I was greatly delighted 
• -with the evidences of church work and church growth in this place. 
I preached both morning and evening in the Church of the Redeemer, 
after service by the Rev. Thomas Lyle. I shall always remember my 
visit to this parish with pleasure. The most generous hospitality was 
extended to myself and family by the Rector and his parishioners. 

2^th. — Attended divine service at St. Mary's Church, Memphis, 
the Rev. Richard Hines, Rector. After service the Rector catechised 
the children of his school. I have never witnessed such proficiency. 
The children answered promptly all question, whether in the books 
of Scripture or in the Book of Common Prayer, and were thoroughly 
grounded in both. The service was very gratifying to me. There is 
.. . no duty which, rightly discharged, brings so large a blessing on our- 
selves and our children, as that of catechetical instruction. We must 
remember that it was principally catechising, as says Bishop Mant, 
that the religion of Jesus was in a few years spread over the known 
world. By catechising, under heaven, says Arch-deacon Bayley, was 
planted the apostolic church ; by catechising, the sound of the Gospel 
was sent forth into all lands. St. Paul's converts, says the Bishop of 
Chester, had all been instructed in the faith, as the custom was, cate- 
chetically. The provision of the church is very explicit ; she directs 
' ' all fathers, mothers, masters and mistresses, shall cause their children, 
servants and apprentices, who have not learned their catechism, to 
come to the church at the time appointed, and obediently to hear and 
to b3 ordered by the minister, until such time as they have learned 
all that is appointed for them to learn." 

There is wonderful wisdom embodied in this rubric. Much of 
that ignorant impatience of discipline, that ever learning and never 
able to come to the knowledge of the truth, that licentiousneas of 
self-will, that contempt for sacred things, which marks our age and 
country, is to be traced to the neglect of the wise and comprehensive 
rule of the church; and, beloved brethren, if there be reason to 
mourn over the prev^ence of irreligion in the land, and the decay of 



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piety and godliness among professing Christians, I am bold to say, 
that the efficient causes are to be traced to the neglect of this duty on 
the part of the laity, rather than any unfaithfulness among the clergy. 
It becomes you, reverend brethren of the clergy, to be very earnest 
in your efforts, and consider that, as the laying of a foundation skill- 
fully is the matter of the greatest importance in the whole building, 
80 it is the very master piece of the wisest builder. The good Bishop 
Hall has put on record his own personal experience, in the following 
language : " The most useful of all preaching is catechetical. For my 
part, I have spent the greater half of my life in this station of our 
holy service, I thank God, not unpainfully nor unprofitably. But 
there is no one thing <5f which I repent so much, as not to have spent 
more hours in this public exercise of catechism ; in regard whereof I 
would quarrel with my very sermons, and wish that the greater part 
had been exchanged for this preaching conference." I am most happy 
to bear my testimony to the thorough system of instruction in every 
department of St. Mary's School, under the Rectorship of the Rev. 
Mr. Hines. 

25th. — I baptized my friend, William W. Games, in Calvary 
Church. 

Twenty-fovurth Sunday after Trinity. — Held my first service as 
Bishop of Tennessee, in Calvary Church. Morning prayer was said 
by the Rector, the Rev. George White, D. D., assisted by the Rev. J. 
J. Vaulx, B. D., and the Rev. George C. Harris. I read the ante- 
communion service, and preached the sermon, after which I confirmed 
twenty-eight candidates and delivered an address. 

27<A. — I left Memphis for Nashville to attend to some pressing 
business connected with church work in that city. 

8t. Andrew's Day, SOtk. — At the residence of the bride's mother, 
I united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Annie E. Patterson and 
Robert H. Hill. 

I returned to Memphis on Friday, the first of September. 
First Swnday in Advent. — Grace Church, Memphis, Rev. John A. 
Wheelock, Rector, at Morning prayer, I baptized two children and 
one adult. 

At the second service, begining with the litany, I confirmed nine- 
teen, preached and administered the Holy Communion. The Rev. 
Richard Hines was present, and assisted in the service. 

In the afternoon, after service by the Rev. Messrs. Hines and 
Vanlx, I preached to the congregation of the Church of the Good 



46 bishop's address. 



Shepherd, Chelsea — a suburb of Memphis — where the Rev. Mr- 
Vaulx is laboring faithfully and successfully in building up a congre- 
gation. 

After preaching, I confirmed three persons and delivered an address. 

At night, after service by the Rev. Messrs. Hines and Wheelock, 
I again preached in Grace Church and confirmed one person. 

^th. — I visited the Colored Orphan Asylum, under the care of 
Mrs. Martha Canfield, where I met Gen. Fisk, Chief of the Freed- 
men's Bureau for Tennessee. " Mrs. Canfield's work is most important, 
and is managed with gi:eat tact and prudence. 

At night I met the vestry of Grace Church at the Rectory. 

bth. — I again visited the Colored Orphan Asylum, and baptized a 
sick child. 

Thursday^ 7th — Thanksgiinny Dai/, — After service by the Rev. 
Dr. White in Calvary Church, I delivered an address. The offertory 
on this occasion was appropriated to the Bible and Prayer Book Soci- 
ety of New York, from whom I had received a generous grant of 
books. 

Left Memphis in the afternoon for Jackson, where I arrived oa 
Friday, the 8th. After evening prayer by the Rector, Rev. J. A- 
Harrison, I preached to an attentive congregation in St. Luke's 
Church. 

9^A. — Services in St. Luke's both morning and night. At morn- 
ing service I delivered an address, and at night I preached to a full 
congregation. 

Second Sunday in Advefit. — After morning prayer by the Rector, 
I preached and administered the Holy Communion. After evening 
prayer I again preached, confirmed twenty-five, and delivered an 
address. My visit to this parish was very pleasant. The earnest 
and devoted Rector has faithfully labored during *the trying years of 
the war, going in and out among his people, comforting them in their 
trials, breaking for them the bread of life, and building them up in 
Christ *8 likeness. I was rejoiced that among the number confirmed 
were the son and daughter of the Rector, and three grandsons of the 
late Rev. Dr. Stephens, one of the first missionaries of the Church in 
Tennessee. 

Friday, Ibih. — Started for Bolivar in company with my friend, Mr. 
Talbot. The weather was extremely cold, the roads rough, and our 
vehicle not the most substantial , but we reacheii Bolivar after a ride 
of eight hour^, without any mishap. 



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I6th. — After service by the Rector, Rev. Wm. C. Gray, I preached 
both morning and night in St. James' Church. 

Third Sunday in Advent — Morning prayer was said by the Rec- 
tor, after which I preached and administered the Holy Communion. 
In the afternoon services were held in the church for the negroes, at 
which I preached. At uight, after evening prayer by the Rector, I 
preached, confirmed two candidates, and delivered an address. This 
parish had enjoyed a visit from the Bishop of Mississippi, on which 
occasion a class of fourteen was confirmed. 

Monday, ISth. — Morning prayer was said by the Rector, and I 
delivered an address. Services were held at night, when I preached 
and confirmed one person. This parish is in a very flourishing condi- 
tion. Under the faithful pastoral care of Mr. Gray it hath greatly 
strengthened its stakes, and the building needs enlargement to meet 
- the wants of the congregation. I was very glad to learn that a move- 
ment is on foot to secure for this parish a parsonage, with some five 
acres of land. You may depend upon it, my brethren, this is a most 
important element of success in a parish. Where there is a comfort- 
able parsonage a minister can be sustained with little difficulty. 
Nothing so depresses, disheartens, and degrades the priesthood of the 
church as to keep them at such a point of anxiety and need that the 
first and best, part of their energies must be given to the problem of 
subsistence, and the remnant of their strength alone be left for 
the Lord's work. Very few of our clergy have their home in a 
parsonage ; and not one, I believe, enjoys the privilege of a glebe. 
Twenty-five, fifty or a hundred acres now given to a rural parish, 
may in the next century, sustain chapels throughout the neighborhood. 
So important do I consider this subject that I respectfully suggest 
tbe appointment of a committee to report to this Convention some 
way of bringing the matter before the several parishes of the Diocese. 
I remained in Bolivar until Thursday, the 2l8t, when I left for 
LaGrange. On my way I visited the family of my lamented friend, 
the late Lieutenant John H. Marsh, who fell at the battle of Frank- 
lin. After prayers with them, I continued my journey and reached 
LaGrange late in the evening. At this place our church has been 
greatly injured during the war. At one time it was used by the Fed- 
eral army as an ordnance storehouse, and subsequently as a hospital. 
Nothing is left but the walls, roof and floor, and this latter seriously 
injured. It was impossible to hold service, and on Friday, 22d, I 
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48 bishop's ADDBE8S. 



Fourth Sunday in Advent. — At St. Mary's Church morning prayer 
was said by the Rector, and the children chatechised. Second ser- 
vice — Litany and Holy Communion — I preached, confirmed ten can- 
didates, and delivered an address. At afternoon service I baptized a 
child. At night I attended the children's festival at Calvary Church. 
The service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. White. The choral part, 
by the children of the parish, was beautifully rendered, under the 
direction of Mr. Bradley, the efficient Superintendent of the Sunday 
School. The church was crowded by an attentive and deeply inter- 
ested congregation. I delivered an address on the occasion. 

25<A, Festival of the Nativity. — After service, with the Holy Com- 
munion, at Calvary, I preached. 

Afternoon, in Grace Church, prayers were said by the Rev. Geo. 
Stewart; after which I preached, confirmed six persons, and delivered 
an address. After service I visited the Colored Orphan Asylum, and 
said a few words to the children, who were gathered around a Christ- 
mas tree. 

St. StepJiens Day, 26<A. — Attended service at Calvary Church ; 
first Sunday after Christmas, Trinity Church, Tipton county ; morning 
prayer by the Rector, the Rev. Charles Collins. I preached, confirmed 
thirteen whites, delivered an address, and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. 

In the afternoon, services were held for the negroes, on which oc- 
casion I preached, confirmed thirteen, and delivered an address. I 
returned to Memphis the day following. 

Received letters dimissory from Bishop Kemper, transferring the 
Rev. George N. James to the Diocese of Tennessee. 

First Sunday after Epiphany. — I again visited Trinity Church, 
Tipton county, accompanied by the Rev. George N. James and the 
Rev. J. T. Pickett, of the Diocese of Mississippi. The Rev. Mr. 
Collins was assisted in the services by Messrs. James and Pickett, after 
which I preached and confirmed six whites and delivered an address. 

In the afternoon, services were held for the negroes, and the Holy 
Communion administered. The Rev. J. T. Pickett preached. I con- 
firmed eight, and delivered an address. 

Tliis parish is in a very healthy and thriving condition, and stepe 
are to be taken for the erection of a new and commodious church edifice. 
The offertory at the Holy Communion ($9 50) was appropriated to the 
Colored Orphan Asylum in Memphis. 



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Tliursday^ Jan.^ \lih, — I solemnized the holy rites of matrimony, 
in Calvary Church, between Anna E. Pugh and E. B. Lamb. 

Leaving Memphis the same afternoon, I reached Columbia the 
next evening. 

Second Sunday after the Epiphany. — In St. Peter's Church, Co- 
lumbia, the Rev. David Pise, D. D., Rector, I assisted Dr. Pise in the 
service, preached and confirmed fifteen candidates. 

In the evening, after celebration of divine service by the Rector, 
I again preached. I was pleased to find this parish recovering, in 
some degree, from the devastations of the war. 

Monday, 15th, — I visited the family of General Ewell, at Spring ' 
Hill. This place is of suflicient importance to require attention, and 
I trust the time is not far distant when we shall have a parish estab- 
lished here. I reached Nashville late in the evening. 

Tuesday^ 16^A. — Transmitted my consent to the consecration of 
the Rev. John Barrett Kei^foot, D. D., to the Episcopate of the new 
Diocese of Pittsburg, who has since entered upon the duties of his 
8acred oflice with every indication of usefulness and acceptability to 



Wednesday, 17th. — At night, assisted by the Rev. \Vm. T. Helms, 
Deacon, I read service and preached to a large and attentive congre- 
gation in Christ Church, Nashville. 

Thursday, ISth. — Left Nashville by steamer for Clarksville, which 
place I reached on the Saturday following. 

Saturday, 20th. — After evening prayer by the Rector, the Rev. 
Samuel Ringgold, I preached in Trinity Church at night. 

Third Sunday after the Epiphany. — Morning prayer was said by 
the Rector. I preached and administered the Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon, accompanied by the Rev. Mr. Ringgold and Dr. 
Lurton, a zealous layman of the parish, I rode out three miles to a 
Mission Station where services were held by the Rev. Mr. Ringgold, 
during which he baptized three adults. I delivered an address and 
administered the Holy Rites of Confirmation to the newly baptized. 

At night, in Trinity Church, Mr. Ringgold read evening prayer, 
and I preached to a very crowded congregation ; after which I con- 
firmed fifteen candidates and delivered an address. 

Everything in this parish bears evidence of the energy and faith- 
fulness of its devoted pastor. 

MoTiday, 22d. — Taking the stean!i!er Cumberland, Captain Ben. 



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Eagan, to whom I desire to record my grateful acknowledgments for 
his kind attentions, I reached Nashville on the next day. 

Tuesday, 23(f. — I read service in Christ Church, baptized Major- 
General B. F. Cheatham, and preached " concerning Christ and the 
Church." 

Wednesday, 2\th. — Assisted by the Rev. Wm. J. Ellis, I read ser- 
vice and baptized the infant son of James P. and Mary F. Drouillard. 

At night, assisted by the Rev. George H. Hunt, I read service, 
baptized one adult and seven children, and preached on the Confes- 
sion of Christ. 

Conversion of St. Paul, 2b(h. — Morning prayer was said by the 
Rev. Mr. Ellis. I read the ante-communion service, baptized two 
adults and eight children, and delivered an address. In the after- 
noon, in St. Stephen's Church, Edgefield, I solemnized the Holy Rites 
of matrimony between Maria G. Roach and Dr. Joseph B. Matthews. 
Returning to the city, I visited Capt. W. H. Home, who, being too 
unwell to attend the church, I confirmed with his wife in his sick 
room. At night, after service by Rev. Messrs. Ellis and Hunt, I 
preached, confirmed seventeen candidates, and delivered an address. 
In response to an invitation from the venerable Bishop of Kentucky, 
who had favored the Diocese of Tennessee with a visitation during 
the war, and while the Episcopate of our Diocese was vacant, I left 
Nashville for Louisville on Friday, the 26th of January, to visit those 
parishes whose Rectors wore anxious to have the candidates they had 
prepared confirmed. I was cordially received and entertained by my 
excellent friend John M. Robinson, Esq. I made a visitation to the 
parishes in Louisville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Versailles 
and Harrodsburg, confirming, in six parishes, one hundred and thirty- 
seven candidates, baptizing two children and two adults. Leaving 
Kentucky on the 14th of February, I made a trip to New York and 
Baltimore on business connected with the church work in my Dio- 
cese, and was absent until the 13th of March. 

Thursday, loth. — Solemnized the Holy Rites of marriage between 
Anna Robertson and General B. F. Cheatham. 

Joseph Cross, D. D., late a prominent minister among the Metho- 
dists, was examined by me, assisted by Rev. Samuel Ringgold and 
the Rev. George H. Hunt. Dr. Cross has spent the period of his can- 
didateship in the General Theological Seminary, New York. 

Friday, lQ(h. — In Christ Church, Ntishville, I admitted Dr. Cross 
to the Deaconate. There were present of the clergy, the Rev. Messrs. 



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Ellis, Hunt, Ringgold and Helms. The Rev. Mr. Ringgold presented 
the candidate, and Mr. Ellis preached a sermon of great ability. 

In the afternoon, I baptized four children, in Christ Church. 

The Rev. Wm. J. Ellis has been called to the Rectprship of Christ 
Church, and is discharging his pastoral duties with great acceptance. 

Left Nashville for Clarksville on the same night, on the steamer 
Tyrone, Capt. Harman, who extended to myself and brethren — Rev. 
Messrs. Ringgold and Cross — the kindest hospitality. 

Saturday, VJih. — Services were held in Trinity Church, Clarks- 
ville, and Dr. Cross preached. 

Fifth Sunday in Lent — Morning prayer was said by the Rector, 
agisted by the Rev. Dr. Cross, after which I preached and adminis- 
tered the Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon funeral services were celebrated, and I delivered 
a discourse commemorative of the life and character of the late Col. 
Wm. B. Richmond, who fell at the battle of Chickamauga. Col. Rich- 
mond was a man of high character, and one who had the entire confi- 
dence of all who enjoyed the privilege of his acquaintance. He was 
the Treasurer of the Diocese, and a member of the Vestry of Calvary 
Church, Memphis. 

At night, after evening prayer by the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Cross 
preached, and I delivered an address to the congregation on the 
"Laying on of hands ;" after which I confirmed sixteen candidates 
and addressed them on the growth' in grace. The indefatigable Rector 
has succeeded in having the church edifice thoroughly renovated, and 
exhibited in all the appointments of divine service that blessed grace 
of cleanliness which is not only near of kin to godliness, but which is 
an essential element of it. 

Monday, 19th, — Visited the church families with the Rector, and 
at night, after prayers by Mr. Ringgold, I preached. 

Tuesday, 20th. — Leaving Clarksville by railway, I arrived in 
Nashville at 4 P. M., and spent the night at the hospitable mansion of 
my friend James B.- Craighead, Esq. 

2lst, — Started on the early morning train for Winchester, where I 
arrived at 2 P. M. I was pleased to find that the Rev. J. Austin Mer- 
rick, D. D., who had been called to the Rectorship of our Diocesean 
Training School, to be located on Sewanee Mountain, was already on 
the ground, Laving reached Winchester a day in advance of me. 

Thursday, 22d, — Accompanied by the Rev. Dr. Merrick, Rev. 
ThoB. A. Morris and Geo. R. Fairbanks, Esq., one of the Trustees of 



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the University of the South, I visited ** University Place." All the 
buildings, with the exception of an old log cabin, were burned by the 
Federal army while encamped on the ground. The corner-stone of 
the University, a block of marble weighing six tons, was broken up 
and entirely removed. The valuable album, containing landscape- 
sketches by the venerable Bishop of Vermont ; all th« topographical 
maps and reports of the engineer corps, showing the peculiarities of 
local position, the elevation above the sea-level, as well as the level of 
the surrounding country, were removed from the iron safe in which 
they were kept and carried off. 

I selected locations for the buildings of our Disocesan Training 
school. In the evening, we erected a cross on the site selected for the 
chapel ; gathered the workmen about it, and asked the blessing of 
the Great Head of the Church on our undertaking. We reoited the 
Apostles' Creed and made the grand old woods ring with the Gloria 
in Excelsis. 

Friday, 23c/. — We returned to Winchester and, at night, I read 
prayers in the Court-house, and Dr. Merrick preached to a good and 
attentive congregation. 

Sunday Jiext before Easter. — The Methodist house of worship was 
kindly tendered us by the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Green. Morning 
prayer was said by the Rev. Dr. Merrick. I read the ante-commu- 
nion service, and preached to a large congregation. In the afternoon 
Dr. Merrick held services and preached. At night — after the even- 
ing prayer — I preached on " The Present Position of the Church, its 
Unity and Strength." Seven candidates were presented for confirma- 
tion by the Rev. Mr. Morris, to whom, after the "laying on of 
hands," I delivered an address. There is every prospect of a speedy 
establishment of a strong church influence in Winchester. Our church 
building was destroyed by fire during the war, and for some time 
services must be held in the Court-house. But the people are' very 
kindly disposed toward the church ; as an evidence of this the trus- 
tees of '* Carrick Academy " tendered to me the school property, con- 
sisting of a substantial two story brick school house with two acres of 
land. The old board of trustees hold the title to the property, but 
the school is to be under the direction of a board appointed by the 
Bishop of the Diocese. I have invited the Rev. F. L. Knight, D. D., 
who was very highly recommended to me by Bishop Odenheimer, of 
H^ JcTBey, to take charge of the school. The Rev. Mr. Morris, 
*df Trinity Church, has resigned the Rectorship of the parish 



bishop's addbess. 53 



in favor of Dr. Knight, and will render him such assistance as the 
state of his health will permit. I am thankful to say that Dr. Knight 
has accepted the position, and is now at Winchester. I have ap- 
pointed George R. Fairbanks, Esq., President of the Board of Trustees. 

Monday, 26th. — Left Winchester for Memphis ; was detained over 
night at Stevenson, and spent the night in a freight house of the 
Memphis & Charleston Railroad. I reached Memphis on Wednesday 
morning at nine o'clock. 

Maunday- Thursday, 2^th. — At night, in Calvary Church, I preached 
and administered the Holy Communion. There were present, of the 
clergy and assisting in the services, the Rector, the Rev. Messrs. 
Hines, James and Vaulx. 

Received from the Right Rev. H. B. Whipple, letter^ dimissory, 
transferring the Rev. J. Austin Merrick, D. D., to the Diocese of 



Good Friday, SOth, — Preached in St. Mary's Church, after service 
by the Rector. 

Easier Day, April Ist. — I attended three morning services in St. 
Mary's Church. The first, morning prayer, at half-past six o'clock ; 
the second, litany, at 9.30, after which the children were catechised, 
when I once more witnessed with great delight what earnest, faithful 
and laborious teaching may accomplish for the lambs of Christ's flock. 
I also confirmed four males and baptized an adult. At the third ser- 
vice I celebrated the Holy Communion and preached to a crowded 
congregation. At half past three o'clock I officiated at the funeral of 
Mr. Henry Cowperthwaite. 

At night, in Calvary Church, evening prayer was said by the 
Rector, assisted by the Rev. Messrs. Hines and Vaulx, after which I 
confirmed thirty-three candidates and delivered an address. 

I^rst Sunday after faster, Sth. — Officiated in Stillman Hall, 
where the Rev. James W. Rogers is starting a new church enterprise, 
with every prospect of success. I preached to a large and attentive 
congregation. At night I preached in Calvary Church. 

Monday, 9th, — In Calvary Church, I admitted the Rev. Joseph 
Cross, D. D., deacon to the holy order of Priesthood. There were 
present of the clergy, the Rev. Dr. White, Rev. Messrs. Hines, Rogers, 
Schwrar, James and Vaulx. 

Dr. White presented the candidate, and I preached the sermon. 
A.llthe brethren united with me in the imposition of hands. At 
night Dr. Cross preached in Calvary Church. 



54 bishop's addeess. 



Dr. Ooss sailed on the 3d May for England, bearing with him a 
letter from myself to the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of 
England, asking assistance for the Church in the Diocese of Tennessee. 
He also carried with him letters from the presiding Bishop of the 
Church in the United States, from Bishop Potter, of New York, from 
the Faculty of the General Theological Seminary, and from other influ- 
ential friends. I commend him and his mission to the prayers of the 
Church. 

Wednesday, Wih, — Left Memphis for Bolivar, to officiate at the 
funeral of Mr. Thomas Peters. At night, in St. James' Church, 
Bolivar, after evening prayer by the Rector, I preached. Returned to 
Memphis on Thursday. 

Saturday, \4dh. — Rode out ten miles to Otey Chapel. 

Second Sunday after Easter, — After morning prayer by the Rev. 
J. M. Schwrar, priest in charge, I preached, baptized an adult and 
confirmed eleven candidates, and delivered an address. Mr. Schwrar 
is doing most faithful work, and will no doubt succeed in establishing 
a strong parish at this place. Mr. Bray, a faithful layman of the 
church, who first started the work of the church in this neighborljood, 
and who built the chapel, has conveyed to the Convention of the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church of Tennessee, the church building and ten 
acres of ground. He has done what he could, and the Lord will bless 
him. 

I returned to Memphis in the afternoon, and was greatly dis- 
tressed to learn, on my arrival home, of the sudden death of Mrs. 
Hines, the wife of the Rev. Richard Hines of St. Mary's. The Mas- 
ter's call was sudden and unexpected, but thank God, her lamp was 
well trimmed and burning brightly. Her life was beautiful, but not 
more beautiful than her death. She had always lived very near the 
gate of paradise, and the light from the heavenly land shone about 
her path always. She had walked by faith — faith white, and pure 
with sunniest afiections. She exhibited very much of the modesty 
and lowliness which has made the Virgin Mother the model for holy 
women in every age of the churoh. She constantly waited for Christ 
in His temple, and at length foun d the reward and the blessing which 
belong to tho8o servants whom our Lord, when, He cometh, finds so 
doing. Born in the Church, carefully trained in the Church, the 
holy cast of hL*r character was symmetrical in all its parts. Her 
fweet symp;tthy,her gentleness and charity, were the combined result 
of living by \}\\r church's rule — a life of unwearied devotion and self- 



bishop's addbess. 55 



discipline. She was, verily, a lovely daughter of that fair spouse 
which is the joy of the whole earth — ^so pure and cultivated, and 
genial and saintly, and withal, so beautifully and womanly true and 
churchly, that I can think of hef in paradise, as but translated to be 
among kindred spirits. Faithful in the discharge of all the duties of 
her station, she found Christ in her daily home duties, going out like 
zealous Martha to meet the Lord, and like Mary, sitting at the feet of 
Jesus. Can we mourn for the departure of such an one ? Weep for 
ourselves, we surely may, but we should lift up our hearts in thanks- 
giving to Grod for so blessed an example — ^the example of a life fin- 
ished, the burden of the flesh put off for the crown incorruptible. 
The funeral services were held in St. Mary's Church on Monday, the 
16th, and were preceded by the administration of the " Most Com- 
fortable Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ." All the clergy 
of the city assisted in the solemn- services. The Rev. J. W. Rogers 
and myself delivered addresses, and an immense concourse of friends 
testified their respect for the memory of our beloved sister and their 
sympathy for our bereaved brother. 

Friday, 20^A. — Accompanied by the Rev. George N. James, I 
visited the parish of Immanuel Church, LaGrange. The weather was 
too inclement for services, but we occupied ourselves putting the 
church in order. We borrowed benches from a neighboring school- 
house, and on Saturday a congregation was gathered, and Mr. James 
officiated. 

Third Sunday after Easter. — Mr. James read morning prayer. I 
preached to a large congregation and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. 

In the afternoon Mr. James baptized two children. 

At night Mr. James read evening prayer. I preached, confirmed 
seven, and delivered an address. 

Monday, 23c?. — Mr. James read morning prayer ; I baptized one 
adult and one child, confirmed five persons, and delivered an address. 

After service a vestry of five communicants was elected, and I 
trust the parish will soon be in full working order. 

Friday 27th, — Met all the clergy of Memphis in the vestry-room 
of Calvary Church to consult on certain measures for the better work- 
ing of the church in the city. 

Fourth Sunday after Easter, — The Rector of Calvary Church hav- 
ing invited the Rev. Mr. Vaulx to present his candidates for confirma- 
tion in Calvary, morning prayer was 'said by the Rev. Mr. James, 



56 bishop's addbess. 



assisted by Mr. Vaulx and Dr. White. I preached and confirmed 
nine candidates, and delivered an address. The offering ($250) was 
appropriated to Mr. Vaulx's mission. 

At night I preached for Rev. Mr. Rogers, in Stillman Hall, anc 
confirmed one candidate. 

Monday y ZQih. — Accompanied by the Rev. Mr. James, I left Mem 
phis on a visitation to Covington and parts adjacent. I spent th* 
night at the residence of my old and highly esteemed friend, Geo. T 
Taylor, Esq. Furnished with horses by Mr. Taylor, I next inorninj 
rode to Covington, accompanied by Rev. Messrs. Collins and James 
I found the church in Covington in an unfinished condition, but i 
has been recently lathed and is now ready for plastering, and is in \ 
fair way for completion. Wishing to occupy our own house, severe 
of our young men went vigorously to work to clean up. By borrowin] 
benches we made the place very comfortable, and at night, after ser 
vice by the brethren, I preached to a crowded congregation. Th 
church would not accommodate the throng, and many went away 
while some stood without, and listened to the word preached. 

Wednesday, 2d. — Services were held in the morning, when 
preached and confirmed two candidates. The prospect of establishinj 
a Church at Covington is brighter than ever before. The load of deb 
under which the parish groaned for a long while, has been remove< 
by a liberal-hearted and devoted member of Trinity Parish — Mr. Ste 
phen Malone. The Rev. Charles Collins will give a part of his tim< 
to this parish after the Convention. In the evening we rode on t 
Ravenscroft, and reached the residence of James Alston, Esq., befor 
night. At night Mr. Collins read evening prayer, and I deliverei 
an address. 

Thursday, Sd. — Morning prayer was said by Mr. Collins. I bap 
tized an adult, whom I also confirmed. Mr. James preached. I ad 
ministered the Holy Communion and delivered an address. 

I also had prayers by the bedside of that venerable saint, Mn 
Elizabeth Alston, who, having reached the ripe age of four-score an< 
six, is waiting her deliverance from the burden of the flesh. 

Saturday, 6ih. — ^Reached Memphis at 9 A. M. In the afternoon 
bsptisady in Sb Harj'a Ohnrch, one adult and one child. 

|£/A Suneiajj ofhw Easter. — Services in St. Mary's Church ; morn 
by the Rector. I preached, confirmed ten candidates anc 



address. 



bishop's address. 57 



In the afternoon, services in the room occupied by the congrega- 
tion of the Church of the Good Shepherd ; evening prayer was said 
by the Rev. Messrs. Hines and Vaulx ; after which I preached, con- 
firmed t«n candidates and delivered an address. 

I baptized in St. Mary's Churcb two children. 

Ascension Day, V^th. — Services at St. Mary's Church ; morning 
prayer by the Rector. I confirmed two persons, administered the 
Holy Communion, and addressed the pupils of St. Mary's School. 

In the afternoon I laid the foundation stone of a building to bo 
used as a parish school and temporary chapel of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd. 

Saturdar/, \2,th, — Accompanied by the Rev. Richard Ilines, I left 
Memphis on a visitation to the parish in LaGrange. At night I read 
service and Mr. Hines preached. 

Sunday after Ascension. — Morning prayer was read by Mr. Hines, 
who also baptized two adults. I read the ante-communion service 
and preached. 

In the afternoon Mr. Hines held Divine services, while I rode out 
seven miles in the country and confirmed a sick person, to whom I 
also administered the Holy Communion. At night Mr. Hinjs read 
evening prayer. I preached, confirmed six white and one colored 
candidates. 

Monday, l^th. — Left for Bolivar to attend the Diocesan Conven- 
tion. / 

There are certain matters to which I desire to call the attention of 
the members of this Convention. The 'journals of this Diocese, for 
ten years past, bear t3stimony to the fact that an efibrt has been made 
at each succeeding Convention, to so change the Diocesan canons that 
none but communicants can hold seats in this body. As the canon 
reads at present, any unbaptized adult may not only take part in the 
organization of a parish, but be elected to the office of a vestryman 
and be sent as a delegate to the Convention of the Diocese, and be a 
legislator in a body to which he does not really belong. This is an 
anomally not to be found in any of the societies of this world, and 
we cannot reasonably expect the blessing of Almighty God to be with 
U8, as if we manifested to the world our belief in our Master's words, 
who has taught us so plainly that " he who is not with me is against 
me." I recommend that a committee of three clergymen and three 
laymen be appointed to report to this Convention such changes as 
may be deemed advisable to remedy this evil. 



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68 bishop's address. 



The next important subject is the work of the church among tlie 
freedmen. This, my brethren, is a matter of great importance, and 
one, which I trust, will be fully and frankly discussed in this Conven- 
tion.' By referring to the journals of the Diocese, you will find 
how frequently and earnestly our late beloved Bishop urged upon us 
all the work of Missions in Africa, and among the negroes at home. 
If the work of Missions in Africa be the work of God, surely the work 
of preaching the Gospel to the sons and daughters of Africa in our 
midst, is one that we cannot neglect without guilt. 

Our church, we may hope, has, up to the measure of her ability, 
been faithful to her trust ; but she has thus far accomplished very 
little. It is our duty at once to provide a Missionary for the thou- 
sands of freedmen in and around Memphis. Not only so, but if we 
are to do any work among them, we ought, without delay, to search 
out such colored communicants of the church as may be desirous od 
preparation for the sacred ministry, and to whose capacity, and moral 
and spiritual fitness, their pastors may testify, and provide for theij 
education. We have in Memphis already established a " ColorecJ 
Orphan Asylum." The work was begun by Mrs. Martha Canfield. 
and has thus far been managed by her with remarkable tact anc 
energy. She is a devoted communicant of the church, than whom. 
none nobler ever gave true heart to the poor, weak and ignorant. She 
earnestly desires the church to take the Asylum under its care anc 
control. An extended report of the operations of the enterprise hai 
been forwarded to the Convention by the Board of Trustees, of which 
I am a member. I desire to submit it to a committee of three clergy- 
men and three laymen, to report to this Convention. 

There have been baptized in the Asylum, by myself and othci 
clergymen of the church in Memphis, fifty-two of the inmates ; and 
arrangements, it is hoped, will be made for keeping up the services oi 
the church at the Institution. 

You are aware, brethren, that the missionary operations of this 
Diocese have been very circumscribed. We have had for years a Di- 
ocesan Missionary Society, but it has done but little work ; it has never 
been an active, energetic organization. I desire to propose to this 
Convention an entire reorganization. I believe that now, in the Dio- 
cese of Tennessee, an admirable opportunity to inaugurate a system, 
which, while it will give unity, energy and consistency, will be quite 
in harmony with that arrangement which has existed from time imme- 
morial in every part of Christendom, except in our own country, and 



bishop's address. 59 



which is believed, by so many among ourselves, to be essential to the 
healthful vigor and onward progress of the Church of Christ. You 
are aware of the fact that at the special Convention held in Nashville 
in September last, the Rev. Dr. White, of Memphis, introduced reso- 
lutions favoring the division of the Diocese and the establishment of 
the "See Episcopate," as the only plan by which unity and force can 
be given to the efforts at church extension of the Diocese. 

I most cordially seconded the resolutions of the Rev. Brother, and 
presented them to the General Convention of the Church at its session 
in October last. Under existing canons, we cannot indulge the hope 
that this desirable object can be obtained for some years to come, but I 
feel it to be our duty to work up to it, and to work hopefully, for in no 
other way can we work aggressively. The clergy of the city of Mem- 
phis have united with me in the formation of a Cathedral Chapter. 
St. Mary's Church has been selected for the Cathedral Church, and the 
Rev. Richard Hines has been appointed Dean. I propose to this Con- 
vention a division of the Diocese into three districts or deanaries, in 
each of which there shall be a Rural Dean appointed by the Bishop, 
who shall be responsible for all missionary work within the bounds of 
his Diocese. 

From the earliest times, the office of Dean has existed in the 
church in two forms, slightly distinguished. The Archpresbyter of 
the Cathedral City was the head, immediately under the Bishop, of 
all the clergy of the city, few or many. In the absence of the Bishop 
he presided at the meetings of the clergy and exercised a general 
directing care over all church operations. This secured unity and con- 
sistency, and a healthful responsibility in all church work. In the 
country one Archpresbyter was appointed to preside over ten par- 
ishes — hence the title Dean. In the Mother Church these are called 
Rural Deans in distinction from the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral. 
The Rural Dean is a recognized and responsible head and center of 
church work in this deanery. He gives unity and force to all mission- 
ary operations ; thus the organization of the church is complete for her 
aggressive action. The Bishop is present everywhere by these, his repre- 
sentatives. There is no place for stagnation, for the interruption of 
the currents that should ever be flowing to and from the head and the 
remotest extremities of the body. It is onr duty to profit by the mis- 
takes, the failures and the successes of the past and the present. We 
should remember that true conservatism appreciates the mighty force 
contained in the combination of that which is Divine, and therefore 



GO BISHOP^S ADDRESS. 



permanent, with that perfect freedom of adaptation by which ever- 
increasing intelligence provides for ever-changing times and circum- 
stances. I trust this will be brought before the Convention for prompt 
action, and I advise the appointment of a committee of three clergy- 
men and three laymen, to take the subject into immediate consideration. 

Soon after my arrival in Memphis, in November last, an enterprise 
was inaugurated to secure the dwelling-place of our late Bishop for 
the permanent Episcopal residence. By the energy of Jesse W. 
Page, Esq., President of the Commercial Bank, warmly seconded by 
the Rev. Richard Hines, the property has been purchased, but not 
entirely paid for. Steps should be taken by the Convention to pro- 
vide for the second and last payment, which becomes due next fall, 
and take care of the property. 

The work of establishing a training school on Sewanee, is pro- 
grossing satisfactorily. The Rev. J. Austin Merrick is prepared to 
enter upon the work so soon as the buildings are in readiness, which 
will be by the first of June. 

I am most happy to announce to the Convention that the Rev. 
George Beckett, of the Diocese of Kentucky, will soon take charge of 
the Columbia Institute, and establish a first-class Diocesan school for 
the education of females. Since my consecration I have confirmed, in 
the Diocese of Tennessee, three hundred and fourteen candidates, and 
in Kentucky one hundred and thirty -seven — a total of four hundred 
and fifty-one. I have baptized eleven adults and fifty-five children ; 
have officiated at four marriages and five funerals ; have preached 
sixty-three sermons and delivered forty-two addresses. 

The Rev. J. B. Canon has been transferred to the Diocese of Mis- 
souri ; the Rev. W. D. Harlow to the Diocese of New York ; the Rev. 
Joseph J. Ridley, D. D., to North Carolina. 

In conclusion, brethren, I desire to urge upon you a very thorough 
setting forth of the true teachings, doctrines and usages of the church. 
It is one of the chiefest hindrances to the permanent prosperity of the 
church that our people take low and defective views of the church, 
her ministry and her sacraments. The consequence of this is that 
many of her baptized members grow up ignorant of her doctrines, 
careless of her sanctions, indifferent to her privileges, neglectful of 
her ordinances, and, finally, turning their backs upon their spiritual 
mother, go off into schism, or heresy» or worldliness. My experience 
is so exactly identical with that of the saintly Bishop Cobb, that I 
quote his own words. He says, in one of his addresses to the Conven- 



bishop's address. 61 



tion of his Diocese : ** As I travel over the State, it is melancholy to 
find the multitudes who, though born in the church, have gone away 
into strange folds, or into the dreary common of the world." This is 
a great »evil, but one which it is in the power of tHe clergy, in a great 
measure, to rectify. The claims of the church must be faithfully, 
clearly and repeatedly pressed. The church must be presented, not as 
a human organization, but as a Divine institution, to which it is a 
Christian duty and a great blessing to belong, and from which it is a 
serious loss and a fearful sin wantonly to separate. People should be 
taught to entertain a reverence for the authority and institutions of 
the church, as a duty they owe to God ; and that a positive benefit 
may be derived from her ministrations and sacraments. The doctrine 
that it is a matter of indifference whether people belong to the one 
true Catholic and Apostolic Church, or to any Christian organization 
of human origin, is one pregnant with fearful evil, and one that should 
be boldly met, and frankly and fully exposed. 

Commending you to the guidance of God's Holy Spirit, 
I am your servant in Christ, 

Charles Todd Quintard. 



64 PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 



o*clock in the morning, about forty persons gathered around the alta 
and partook of the most comfortable sacrament of the body and bloo 
of our Blessed Savior Christ. 

This short sketch would be imperfect unless mention was made c 
the generous assistance received from Mr. William Simmons, one c 
the vestrymen, without which the consummation could not have bee 
reached at the time it was. 

At present we are unable to report correctly the strength of th 
parish. Of the communicants reported in 1860, numbering two hui 
dred and seventy-four, the vestry are unable to locate, with certaint; 
more than one hundred and twenty -five, to which are added ane\ 
from those coming into the parish and from persons belonging to tl 
parish who were confirmed elsewhere, about twenty-five, making tl 
number, so far as we know, about one hundred and fifty. 

We close this brief record with a sad testimonial of respect ar 
affection to our late friend and brother, Thomas B. Eastland, Jr., wl 
died during the year 1863, of disease contracted in camp. He w; 
one of the founders of the Church of the Advent Parish, and was tl 
devoted friend and co-laborer of his Rector and fellow vestrymen ; 
sincere christian, a faithful friend, and an untiring worker in whatev 
place it pleased God to place him. 



PAROCHIAL REPORT. 



TOTA 



Baptisms Reported heretofore 285 

Since last report 32 

Confirmations Reported heretofore 105 

Since last report 18 



Communicant Reported heretofore 274 

299 



lepo 
Added anew 25 

Died and removed from the parish and lost sight of 149 



Marriages Reported heretofore 17 

Since last report 00 

Sunday School... Just being organized anew. 



3] 
15 

If 
] 



PABOCHIAL REPORTS. 65 



i. I FIKANOIAL: 

Amount received from Offertory. $49 50 

^■- Amount received from other sources 4316 30 

Amount paid: Debt due Rector 722 40 

Expenses of parish, including 1 

old debt / 862 29 

Work on church building 3414 45 

Charities and Missionary work.. 30 00 

Sunday School and choir books.. 22 46 



s-i 



31 



$4365 80 



$5051 60 



Balance: Advanced by and due to Treasurer... $685 80 

To which may be added the estimated debt of 
the parish : Entire debt of parish, about $8000 00 

Jas. B. Craighead, TreasW. 



TRINITY PARISH, CLARKSVILLE: 

Samuel Ringgold, Hector. 
To THE Rt. Rev. Bishop : 

In compliance with your request, I herewith present all the infor- 
mation I can gather from the register, in regard to the history of this 
parish, from the date of the last published report to the present time. 
The Rev. Dr. Ridley resigned the Rectorship, June 24th, 1860. 
During the next four years, there is scarcely an entry upon the parish 
register. 

The Rev. J. P. Cannon took charge of the parish, February, 1861, 
and left February, 1862. His ministerial acts are not recorded. 

The present Rector, on taking charge of the parish, December, 
1864, found upon the register the names of one hundred and forty- 
IflJ seren communicants. Out of this number, there were only thirty- 
seven actual communicants at Easter, 1865. Of the other one hundred 
and ten, some were absent, some dead, some had permanently removed 
from the parish, and of some he has not been able to obtain the slightest 
mfonnation. 

Of those absent, or abstaining from communion at that date, 
twenty-eight have returned ; so that of the one hundred and forty- 
seven communicants reported to the Convention, May, 1860 there are 
now remaining, sixty-five. 
8 



66 PABOCHIAL BEPOBTS. 



This brief statement contains all the information to be obtained 
in regard to the history of the parish, from, say, December 1st, 1860, 
to December Ist, 1864, when the present Rector took charge of the 
parish, and from that date, reports as follows : 

TOTAL. 

Baptisms: Adults 20, Infants 42 62 

Confirmed: From Easter, 1865, to Easter, 1866 64 

Communicants : Remaining of those reported in 1860 65 

Added anew 66 

Removed into the parish 9 

Removed out of the parish 3 

Died 2 

Present number 135 

Marriages 7 

Burials 18 

Public services, about two hundred and fifty times. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS: 

Teachers: Trinity 11 

St. John's Chapel 4 

St. Luke's Mission 2 

Providence Mission 2 

Male 10, Female 9 — 19 

Pupils : Trinity 80 

St. John's Chapel 42 

St. Luke's Mission 25 

Providence Mission 18 

— 165 
Children Catechised, first Sunday in every month. 

collections: 

Offertory $ 473 75 

From other sources 1600 25 

$2074 00 

APPROPEIATIONS: 

Episcopal and contingent fund $ 100 00 

To the poor of the parish and town 60 25 

Parish Library 200 00 

Repairs and improvements 1713 75 

■ \ $2074 00 

Amount of salary clergyman is entitled to receive 

with parsonage, (which is promptly paid) $1000 00 

Name of the treasurer of the parish, George Faxon. 

I am very thankful to be able to state that the church, in this 
parish, is now a living influence, known and felt by all men. Through 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 67 



the agency of our four missions, she is now stretching out her hands 
and drawing within her sheltering arm, a class of persons never be- 
fore brought within the sphere of her influence. 



OTEY CHAPEL: 

A MISSIONARY STATION, TEN MILES S. E. OF MEMPHIS. 

Rev. J. M. Schwrar, Priest in Charge : 

Baptisms : Adults (one candidate from Memphis, baptized by 

the Bishop) , 10 

Infants, White 11 

Colored 3 

— 24 

Confirmed: (one candidate from Memphis) 11 

Communicants 20 

Marriages : Whites 5 

Colored... 1 

— 6 

Burials 3 

Sunday School : Whites 8 

COLLECTIONS: 

Contributions $55 30 

Special Offertory 33 60 

-$88 90 

APPROPRIATED: 

Stove and fixtures $42 00 

Support of Episcopate ^ 25 00 

Contingent fund 5 00 

Catechisms, tune books, etc 12 10 

Other purposes 4 80 

$ 88 90 

I appropriate Sunday afternoons to the colored people. Have Sun- 
day School, numbering twelve, and service. 

My support has been derived, until recently, almost exclusively 
from E. D. Bray. 

A donation of books, through the Bishop, to the chapel from the 
Bishop White Parish Library Association of Philadelphia, and also 
prayer books from the Female Protestant Episcopal Prayer Book So- 
ciety of Philadelphia, are gratefully acknowledged. ^ 

This chapel, situated in Shelby county, about ten miles south-east 
of Memphis, was built, with but little assiatance, \s^ ^.^S^r^^v^ 



68 PAROCHIAL BEPOBTS. 



earnest and liberal churchman. The windows were given by another:— 
devoted son of the church, the late A. 0. Harris, of Memphis. Mr« 
Bray has .donated the chapel, and ten acres of land adjacent, to th^ 
church in this Diocese. This is comparatively a new field of labor ^ 
and is interesting and worthy of attention and cultivation. Th^ 
church, under the blessing of God, is beginning to make some pro — 
gress. The people are endeavoring to repair their shattered fortune* , 
and will, it is expected, be able ere long, as I believe they are noi^^ 
willing, to contribute to the support of the chapel. As yet, no appli- 
cation has been made to them for that purpose. 



CHRIST CHURCH, NASHVILLE: 

Rev. Wm. J. Ellis, Rector. 



Baptisms in 1861 




Infants 


12 Adults 4 


" 1862 


;.... " 


7 


(i 


4o 


" 1863 




00 


CI 


3 


" ' " 1864 




12 


u 


A 


" 1865 




16 


<i 


ti 


" 1866 




27 


u 


2 


Confirmations in 1861 


11 


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l5 


" 1862 


3 


" 1365 .. 






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" 1864 


9 


" 1866 .. 






^ 


" 1865 


23 




, 






" 1866 


19 


Burials in 1861 

" 1863 






24 


Marriages in 1861 


4 


" " 1864 






20 


" 1862 


2 


" 1865 






%) 


•• 1663 


1 


" 1866 






4 



Communicants, about 100 

Sunday School Teachers 18 

Scholars 125 

Salary of Rector, (no Rector) $2600 00 

Collections, Offertory, from March 17 264 46 

Weekly collections, same time 341 25 

Appropriations: Bishop's Salary 175 00 

Repairing Organ 108 00 

General Expenses $158 41 

Rector 416 67 575 08 

D. N. Johnson, Treasurer, 



PAEOCHIAL EEPOETS. 69 



The Sunday School is in a very flourishing state. The parish is 
blessed with a number of earnest, active young men, who delight to 
labor for this church. 

I report all the official ministerial acts which I can find recorded in 
Register. It is impossible for me to state the number of communi- 
cants in any year, or more than to approximate the present number. 
The parish is in a very unorganized condition. Until the Church of 
the Advent has a Rector, neither the number of families belonging to 
the parish, nor the number of communicants can be definitely ascer- 
tained. 

All I have been able to learn in regard to the history of the parish is, 
that the Rev. Mr. Smith, the then Rector, left the parish in the fall 
of 1861 ; that his brother, the Rev. L. L. Smith, officiated until the cap- 
ture of Fort Doneldson. Since then, the Rev. Wm. D. Harlow officiated 
until 1865. After that time, the parish had only occasional services, 
until I accepted the rectorship. During the war no distinction 
was made between the congregation ofierings or other moneys collected 
in the Parish. I have not been able to ascertain the amounts raised in 
any way. During Lent the Rector read daily services, and a lecture 
on Thursday night ; daily, in Holy Week, a sermon was read from 
some approved Divine. Services are held on Wednesdays, Thurs- 
days and Fridays, and a lecture delivered on Tuesday nights. Com- 
muQion is administered on the first Sunday in every month and on all 
the great festivals. The Rector catechises the children in Sunday 
School occasionally ; intends doing it publicly in the church, in the 
presence of the congregation, on every Communion Sunday. 



ST. MATTHEWS CHURCH, COVINGTON. 
I report to the Rt. Rev., the Bishop of the Diocese : 

1861. 1866. Total. 

Baptisms, Infants, white 16 6 

colored ^. 1—1 

Confirmations — 2 2 

Communicants — — 20 

Burials 1 — 1 

I have only occasionally visited this parish since the Convention of 
1861, but expect, after the present Convention, to give one-half of my 
time to it. I am satisfied that with the regular services it will 



70 PAROCHIAL KEPORTS. 



increase and prosper. The parish is out of debt. The church building, 
which was much defaced during the war, is now being repaired and 
will soon be ready for consecration. 

There are several persons " ready and desirous of being confirmed." 

C. F. Collins, Minister in Charge. 



CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, NASHVILLE: 

Rev. J. H. Bowles, Bector. 

Baptisms: Adults 1, Infants 4. Total 5 

Families connected with the Parish 1& 

Communicants 10 

I beg leave to report that I reached Nashville on the 16th of March 
last, and have preached in the Church of the Holy Trinity every 
Sunday since, at 4 o'clock P. M. I h^we likewise held regular services 
on all Fridays and holy days at the sdme hour, with expository lec- 
' tures, as the case seemed to require. Great pains are taken to incul- 
cate the teachings of the church. As will be seen, by reference to the 
report of the Secretary of the Vestry, which is herewith transmitted, 
the Sunday School is in a healthful and promising condition ; and 
great credit is due Mr. Shepard, the very acceptable Superintendent, 
with Mr. Campbell's earnest and energetic co-operation, not only for 
the present good condition of the Sunday School, but for the protec- 
tion of the church property during the continuance of the war. The 
offertory amounts to about five dollars at each service. Services are 
held in connection with St. Stephen's Church, Edgefield ; and the 
important feature of regularly catechising the children is, for this 
reason, prevented. The field is one of unusual interest, but in order 
to make it a prosperous parish there will be required an im- 
mense amount of self-denial, patience and hard toil. Since taking 
charge, there have been procured, in part, through the encourage- 
ment of Christ's Church and the Church of the Advent, a beautifal 
carpet for the Chancel and Choir. An organ and one of the lancet 
windows, destroyed by the casualties of military occupation, have beer 
restored ; and also a matting for the aisle. An interesting class if 
in preparation for confirmation. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 



PAEOCHIAL REPOETS. 71 



CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, MEMPHIS : 

Jas. J. Vaulx, Rector. 
). Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard: 

After my ordination to the Deaconate, (at the Convention in Somer- 
Ue), I received a call to Immanuel Church, LaGrange ; being advised 
1 the Bishop, the call was accepted. I accordingly went to LaGrange ; 
found the church doing very little, and that little was being done prin- 
pally by the ladies. The vestry did nothing at all. The Sunday School 
ad about twenty pupils and four or five teachers, and they were in- 
iructing the children in everything, from Bible questions, prepared by 
good lady of the parish, to the hymns, and not a child in the Sunday 
chool knew the catechism. With difficulty I restrained the teachers 
) the use of the catechism. Soon the Sunday School began increasing, 
id by Christmas it had increased to more than double its number of 
apils. 

Not long after I went to LaGrange, I began holding services at 
le Grand Junction every Sunday afternoon. I continued this until 
was prevented by the troops. The ladies of the parish, with the 
aistance of Mr. John 0. Goodwin, carried on a Sunday School for 
le negroes ; it was in a very flourishing condition up to the time that 
e church was taken by the Federal authorities. Mr. Goodwin was 
e only gentleman that assisted me, materially, in the church work 
LaGrange. I began a parish school at LaGrange, which, I think, 
18 productive of great good. This I kept up until I left LaGrange. 

After my ordination to the priesthood, (August 24th, 1860), we 
d weekly Eucharist, until the church was taken. When the church 
18 taken, I was told that the pews would be replaced, and that they 
mid prepare any place I would select for Divine Service. I suc- 
jded in getting the room under the Masonic Hall, and was permitted 
use it for a week, when that was taken for a hospital. From that 
ae I had service at Mrs. Kean's, where I was boarding. 

A year ago, necessities of the times compelled me to leave La- 
ange. While at LaGrange, I presented for 

nfirmation 2 

epared and received at Communion 4 

iptized : Infants 70 

Adults •t 10 

— 80 

arriages 8 

irials 12 



72 PAEOCHIAL REP0ET8. 



Last autumn I began a mission in Chelsea. Mrs. Woods kin^ 
oflfered her house for me to hold service in. I began a Sunday Sch( 
with four or five pupils. At first I held service but once every Lor 
day, having in attendance about a half dozen. In a short time, wi 
the assistance of certain devout church-folks of Memphis, we hii 
two small rooms, where we have been holding service ever since, b( 
morning and evening. Our work began in earnest after the renti 
of these rooms. To a great extent, -my labors have been among t 
strayed sheep of the fold — many of these, English people, who ha 
neglected the church since coming to this country, or who have be 
repelled from the church by the actions of her ministers or me 
hers. Our congregation has constantly increased. We have purcha* 
two lots, for a church, school-house, rectory, and other church bui 
ings, and the school-house is now being built. Our Heavenly Fatl 
has wonderfully blessed our labor of faith and love. 

Baptisms: Infants 14 

Adults 3 

Confirmed 

Received at Commuion 

Sunday School : Pupils, about 1 

Teachers 

Parish School : Pupils 

Teachers 

Burials 

Number of communicants, about 



CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, NASHVILLE : 

G. C. Harris, Rector, 

Baptisms 

Confirmed 

Communicants, last report 

Marriages 

Burials 

There has been no regular service at the church only for a she 
space of time since last report, the Rector, Rev. G. C. Harris, havi 
been absent. 

Ofiertory since April 27, 1862, up to the present time, which 
hrfve been donated to the several ministers, officiating at 
different times $218 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 73 



With the exception of about five months, the Sunday School has 
met regularly all the time, and the attendance has been good — the in- 
terest of the scholars never relaxing. 

The average attendance of Teachers are 13 

Scholars 117 

130 

During the occupation of the church by the military authorities, 
all of the property of the Sunday School was entirely destroyed, and 
there has been collected, by private donations and monthly collections, 
$168, which has been expended in getting instruction books and 
a circulating library. The property of the Sunday School at present 
consists of over three hundred volumes, library books, a full complement 
of instruction books, fifty prayer books, which were kindly donated by 
the Bishop White Prayer Book Society ; twelve Bibles and twelve 
Testaments, donated, through Kev. Mr. Ormsby, by the Christian 
Commission. We subscribe for and distribute one hundred copies of 
the Children's Magazine each month, and we gratefully acknowledge 
many favors to the Sunday School from E. M. Duncan, Esq., of the 
Church Book Society. 

During the occupation of the church by the military, the building 
and furniture of the church were greatly damaged. The organ and 
the carpeting and the church windows were entirely destroyed. 
l^pon a representation of these facts to the authorities, they caused a 
calculation to be made, and allowed twelve hundred dollars for damages 
done— a little more than one-half of what should have been paid. 
The whole of the above amount has been expended in getting the 
church in good repair again. The means were not enough to repair 
the church and get an organ ; that is entirely lost, and we are without 
one. Rev. Mr. Harlow kindly allowed us the use of the melodeon 
helonging to St. Stephen's Church, Edgefield, for which our thanks 
are tendered. As will be seen, the attendance at Sunday School has 
heen good, and, as a portion of the fruit of said attendance we men- 
tion the fact of eight regular attendants of the school being confirmed 
hy Bishop Whitehouse, of Illinois, during his visit here, at Christ 
Church. The interest of the children in the Sunday School has never 
heen allowed to relax, for all of which we are indebted to the great 
perseverance of our beloved Superintendent, Mr. Charles Shepard. 
Although there have been so many obstacles to contend with, we have 
labored effectually through them all during the past three or four 



74 PAEOCHIAL KEPOETS. 



years, and can look with much pleasure and satisfaction upon the time 
spent in trying to advance the cause of the church. 

Devoutly thanking the great Giver of all Good for His many 
mercies during the past, and humbly invoking His aid for the future, 
we close by asking God to sanctify the deliberations of this Conven- 
tion to the good of the church and the people. 
By order of the Vestry : 

R. A. Campbell, 

Secretary of the Vestry. 



GRACE CHURCH, MEMPHIS : 

J. A. Wheelock, Eector, 
Rt. Rev. Father in God : 

I beg leave to report that I took charge of this parish on the 22d 
of May, 1864. The average number of communicants attending com- 
munion for the first five months was eight. The whole number in 
the parish, who came to communion at all, at that time, could not 
have been more than thirty. There was not, during that time, but 
one man, that I am aware of, doing business, and he was barely pay- 
ing expenses. Of course they could offer me no salary. The average 
congregation was about forty ; the average attendance at Sunday 
School forty ; and the average weekly offerings about four dollars. 
Since then I have 

Baptized 44 

Presented for Confirmation 37 

Marriages 7 

Burials 16 

Present as Communicants 103 

Weekly Oflferings $ 907 00 

Entire amount raised for church purposes, not including 
special donations to the Rector, pew rents, or obliga- 
tions, and money given to meet the present church deot, 2007 07 

All of which is most respectfully submitted. 



ST. PETER'S CHURCH, COLUMBIA: 

Rev. David Pise, D. D., Eector. 
Report of St. Peter's Church, Columbia, from the meeting of the 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 75 



last Annual Convention, May, 1861, to the assembling of the present 
Convention, May 16th, 1866 : 

Baptisms: Infant, White 17 

Colored 33 

^Q 

Adults, White 12 

Colored 12 

—24 

Confirmed, January 14th, 1866 15 

Communicants died 8 

Removed 20 

28 

Added 25 

Present number. 70 

Marriages 15 

Burials 50 

COLLECTIONS: 

Communion Alms since June 1st, 1865 $ 96 78 

Weekly Offertory 137 35 

$234 13 

# 

A part of this sum, together with about $700, raised in other 
ways, has been expended in repairs on the church. 

On the 5th day of September, 1860, the corner stone of the new 
ciurch edifice was laid by the Rector of the parish — the Bishop of 
tie Diocese being absent. The address on the occasion was delivered 
by the Rev. Dr. Quintard. 

In March, 1861, the old church building, which, with the lot, had 
Wn sold, was given up, and in June following the new edifice was 
60 far completed as to be occupied for public worship. 

There were, at that time, subscriptions to pay for the building of 
the church, within three hundred dollars of the amount due. But the 
disasters of the country have rendered it impossible to collect them, 
and there is, consequently, a debt upon the church of abdut^two 
thousand dollars. 

The church was closed, by military order, for nearly eighteen 
months, from December, 1863. During a part of that time it was 
occupied by the United States forces, as a hospital and for barracks. 
The injury sustained by the church, during its occupancy for these 
purposes, including the total destruction of the organ, cannot be 
repaired for a sum less than two thousand dollars. 

J. N. Babnett, TreaswrfT. 



76 PAEOCHIAL REPORTS. 



ATHENS, GREENVILLE AND CHATTANOOGA : 

Lucius N. Voioht, Missionary. 

I officiated in the Parish of St. Paul's, Athens, from the openings 
of 1861, until the close of 1863. The last year's ministrations were 
attended with such difficulties as rendered it impossible to proceed any 
further. We were, however, the last church in Athens to give way 
under the pressure of the war. 

Accepting a nomination as Chaplain for Hospital No. 2, in Knoxville, 
I moved there in January, 1864, and administered to the sick and— 
dying soldiers until midsummer. From that time I performed no- 
ministerial duties, excepting an occasional assistance to the Rev. Mr^ 
Humes, until commencing my present missionary work in July, 1865. 

This work consists of the parishes of St. Paul's Church, Athens - 
St. James* Church, Greenville ; and St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga- 

The following report exhibits the state of these parishes : 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, ATHENS. 
• From May, 1862, to May, 1866. 

Baptisms, Infant 6 

Communicants, present number 14 

Funerals 6 

Sunday School Scholars, 10 ; Teachers, 3; Total 13 

Offerings, Communion, $4 45; other $43 05 " $47 50 

Appropriated, contingent expenses 47 50 

Treasurer of the parish, Cyrus Zimmerman. 



ST. JAMES' CHURCH, GREENVILLE. 
From July, 1865, to May, 1866. 

Baptisms, Infants, (black) 2 

Communicants, present number 11 

Sunday School Scholars, 20; Teachers, 4; Total 24 

Offerings, Communion $15 00 

Appropriated to contingent expenses 15 00 

Treasurer of the parish, Felix A. Reeve. 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, CHATTANOOGA. 

Commenced the work of reviving this parish, April, 1866 ; could 
not begin sooner on account of the church being occupied by the 



PAEOCHIAL EEPOBTS. 77 



a^Tiny. The Vestry, elected on last Easter Monday, have claimed 
damages of the Government, and there is good prospect that the house 
wll be repaired. 

Not yet having possession of the Parish Register, and the town 
3tist emerging from the confusion of the war, I am unable, at present, 
to give any satisfactory statistics of the parish. 

We have, however, a promising Sunday School, and it appears, 
Chattanooga is a first-rate field for the the church. 

Wm. H. Harris, Treasurer, 



TRINITY CHURCH, TIPTON COUNTY: 

C. F. Collins, Rector, 
The Rector of Trinity Church, Tipton County,, presents to the Rt. 
Rev., the Bishop of the Diocese, the following report, which shows 
the condition of the church, since the Convention, in May, 1861 : 

1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 Total. 

Baptisms: White Infants 3 7 5 5 6 2 28 

" Adults 2 2 4 

Colored Infants 14 20 6 47 12 3 102 

" Adults 4 8 6 4 6 28 

Confirmations: White 19 

Colored 20 39 

Marriages: White ' 112 2 1 7 

Colored 10 2 2 1 6 

Communicants, added 39 

Died 10 

Present number: Whites 60 

Colored 40-100 

Burials 15 

collections: 

Communion Alms ' $200 00 

Other Collections 203 25 

$403 25 

APPROPBIATED: 

Support of Episcopate $100 00 

Diocesan, Missionary and Education Society 103 25 

Church expenses and poor 200 00 

$403 25 

Amount of salary clergyman is entitled to ^.. 800 00 

Name of the Treasurer of the parish, J. F. Jett. 



78 PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 



The above statistics exhibit the parish in an improving condition. 
A more lively interest is manifested, in both the temporal and spirit- 
ual concerns of the church. Our present church building is too 
small for our congregation, and we contemplate building a new one 
the ensuing year. Every other Sunday we have service for the col- 
ored people. For some ten or twelve years they have been regularly 
instructed, both to their duty to God and their masters. They have 
been "taught the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, 
and all things that a Christian ought to have and believe to his soul's 
health." We feel that our interest in them should not cease in their 
changed relations to us. 

With gratitude to Almightly God, I record, that during the late 
war, our church services were, at no time, interrupted, and that we 
found our chief comfort in our troubles and adversities, in seeking His 
help in this sanctuary. 

At Ravenscroft Chapel, in this county, I have 

Baptized: Adults, White 1 

Colored 2 

Infants, Colored 7 

Buried 1 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, KNOXVILLE : 

Thos. W. Humes, Rector, 

The Rector of St. John's Church, Knoxville, respectfully reports 
to the Bishop of the Diocese, as follows : 

A few months after his report to the Bishop, at the Diocesan Con- 
vention of 1861, the Rector resigned his charge of the parish. The 
Rev. Wm. Vaux, of Loudon, was, not long afterwards, called to the 
Rectorship, and served in it until early in September, 1863, when the 
former Rector resumed the office and its duties. He found that, in 
consequence of the war, few of those who were members of the church 
in 1861, were still resident in the town and attendant upon public 
worship. 

The congregation, for various reasons, have generally been large 
and full for the last two and a half years, but also to a considerable 
extent miscellaneous, and subject to frequent changes. The people 
have been reverent and attentive. 



PAKOCHIAL REPORTS. 79 



The church property was not materially injured during the war, 
and the public worship of the church has had no interruption through- 
out the same period. The Sunday School is in a flouishing condition. 
Tliere are a few candidates for Confirmation. 

Baptisims, since September 1, 1863, Infants 11 

Communicants, since September 1, 1863 29 

Added 26 

Removed t 17 

Deceased 2 

Present Number 36 

Marriages, since September, 1863 19 

Burials, " '* •• ,... 43 

Sunday School Teachers 14 

Pupils 112 

Collections, &c., since September 1, 1863 $827 28 

Paid for repairs and improvements of church prop- j 

erty $159 30 

Two and a half years* salaries, Organist and Sexton, 509 50 
" " " Current expenses 158 48 $827 28 

Note. — The Parish Record shows that from September, 1861, to 
September, 1863, there were 

Baptisms, by Rev. Wm. Vaux 10 

" T. W. Humes 6 

" Others, (1 adult) 2 18 

ges " Wm. Vaux 3 

" T.W.Humes 4 7 

Burials, " Wm. Vaux 5 

" Dr. Ridlev 1 

" T.W.Humes 21 27 



ST. JAMES* CHURCH, BOLIVAR : ^ 

W. C. Gray, Rector, 
The undersigned would respectfully offer the following as his re- 
port of the work done in his parish since the meeting of the Conven- 
tion in Somerville, in 1861 : 

1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 Total. 

Baptized, White Infants 10 3 16 1 21 

Colored "...80 8 

White Adults 3 4 1 8 

Colored " 110 2 



82 PAEOCHIAL EEPOBTS. 



TRINITY PARISH, WINCHESTER, 
FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENN. 

I have the honor to report that, in acceptance of your invitation 
and appointment, I reached Winchester on the 4th of May, entered, 
at once, upon the various duties connected with my new field of labor. 

I am yet too newly introduced to the parish, to speak from actual 
knowledge of its condition. By the Church Register, the information 
is obtained, that " since the Convention of 1861, (the last report from 
this parish), six adults and twenty-four children have been baptized ; 
eleven have been confirmed, and sixteen added to the number of com- 
municants. Four have died and eighteen removed. There are now 
twenty-eight communicants, sixty Sunday School scholars, and nine 
teachers." 

On Monday, the 21st of May, I purpose, God willing, to oppn the 
church institution, in due form, which has hitherto been known as. 
" Carrick Academy." Very great expense has been incurred by the 
committee of the new board of trustees, to put the building in work- 
ing order, and still more will be required to render it, in all its belong- 
ings, such as it ought to be, to carry out the plans and meet the de-- 
mands, to which its reorganization, as a Diocesan school, will oblige it. 

Relying upon the support of all churchmen in this difficult under- 
taking, I remain. 

Faithfully and afiectionately yours, 

F. L. KiNiGHT, Eector. 



ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, EDGEFIELD : 

Rev. J. H. Bowles, Eector, 

I beg leave to report that, soon after the breaking out of the late 
civil war, the Rev. W. D. Harlow relinquished the charge of this 
church, and it was closed during the war. The property waa found 
at the conclusion of hostilities in a very dilapidated condition, and the 
congregation weak and scattered. 

During the interval of vacancy and temporary charge by the Rev. 
W. J. Ellis, there were performed, as appear from the records, the 
following official acts : 

Baptisms, in toto 20 

Marriages 6 

Burials 5 



FABOCHIAL BEPOBTS. 83 



I took charge and preached my first sermon on the 19th of March 
last; and have held services on all succeeding Sandays, at 11 o'clock 
A.M. ; on Wednesdays and Fridays and Holy Days at the same hour. 
And in addition, held daily service with an expository lecture during 
Holy Week, and delivered a course of lectures to a class, which is in 
preparation for confirmation. Since my sCrrival there has been pur- 
chased and placed in the belfry a bell ; and also, a matting for the floor 
of the church. 
My official acts are as follows : 

Baptisms: Adults 1, Infants 1. Total 2 

Added to the list of Communicants. 3 

Whole number of Communicants 14 

Families connected with the Church, about 20 

Children in the Sunday School, about 30 

The number in attendance at the services have greatly increased ; 
being better, it ia said, than ever before. An interesting class is 
awaiting a visitation of the Bishop to receive the Apostolic Rite of 
Confirmation. 
The contributions and ofier tory amount to $144 50 

It is made a primary duty to inculcate the usages and doctrines 
of the church. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 



REPORT OF REV. GEO. N. JAMES, (MISSIONARY), TO THE 
BISHOP OF TENNESSEE : 

From January 1st to April 30th, 1866. 

Coming from the Diocese of Wisconsin, upon yonr invitation, I 
arrived in Memphis on the morning of the first Sunday after Christ- 
mas, (December 31st, 1865). On that day, I assisted the Rev. J. J. 
Vaulx, at the Mission Church of the Good Shepherd, both morning 
and evening, and addressed his congregation. On the morning of 
Januury 1st, 1866, I met you at the cars, and reported myself ready 
for work. You wished me, when in. Memphis, to give some attention 
to the Memphis Colored Orphan Asylum. Accordingly, I visited that 
institution, and, on January 4th, buried a child who had died there. 
On January 6th, I buried another child from the same institution. 



84 PAROCHIAL BEPOBTS. 



First Sunday after the Epiphany — I spent in Trinity Parish, 
Tipton county, where I assisted in Divine service. Fourteen per- 
sons, (six white and eight colored), were confirmed. 

Having in contemplation a visit to Kentucky and New York, you 

, directed me, during your absence, to visit the vacant parishes and 

missionary stations, in thfe western portion of the Diocese, to give them 

services, administer the Holy Communion, baptize, visit the church 

families, and learn the condition and wants of the parish or station. 

This I proceeded, at once, to do, and set out for Covington the 
next morning. 

January Sth. — After a cold ride on horse-back, over eleven miles 
of exceedingly bad road, I arrived at Covington, and found it a place 
of some four or five hundred inhabitants. Our church building I 
found in an unfinished condition, never having been plastered nor 
painted. Many of the windows were broken, and the church wore a 
dilapidated appearance. Upon inquiry, I found it would take about 
four hundred dollars to put it into use. I immediately sent around 
subscription papers, and while I was there, nearly all the money was 
subscribed, and the people promised to get the work done as soon as 
possible. 

I sought out the church families, and found about fifteen persons, 
who ought to be, or who once weie, communicants ; but as there have 
been church services only once or twice since the commencement of 
the war, the church people have, (some of them,) become very remiss. 

January 10th. — In the evening, I held service and preached in 
the Methodist Meeting House. 

Sunday, January l^th. — I had service again in the Methodist 
house and preached ; baptized one child, and administered the Holy 
Communion to six persons. 

January 19th-'2dth. — At Somerville, Fayette county. A neat church 
of brick ; tower unfinished ; several of the windows broken ; other- 
wise, in good repair. Have had but few services during the war. 
Found about nineteen church families and about twenty-one commu- 
nicants. The people are anxious to have a resident pastor, and I could 
raise, at once, about ^ve hundred dollars towards his support. 

January 2l5<. — I held service and preached twice and adminis- 
tered the Holy Communion to seven persons. 

January 26<A-28<A. — At LaGrange, Fayette county. A church of 
brick, which Was used for hospital purposes and for ordnance storage, 
during the war ; the windows and window blinds, broken ; chancel 



PABOCHIAL BEPOBTS. 85 



surroundings destroyed ; the seats gone, (having been used for coffins, 
etc.) ; stoves gone ; vestry-room destroyed, (having been used as a 
privy) ; walls, written over with charcoal and pencil, (sad to look on). 
Communicants, in and around LaGrange, about twenty, (nearly all 
females). 

Sunday, January 28<A, — I held service and preached twice in the 
Presbyterian meeting house, and administered the Holy Communion 
to nine persons. . One of the lady communicants, (Miss Cossitt), was 
making great exertions to collect sufficient money to repair the win- 
dows and fix up a stove, so as to have a Sunday School in operation 
&8 soon as possible. 

February 2d-12th. — At Ravenscroft and neighborhood, Tipton 
county. Found Ravenscroft Chapel in ruins ; the church that was in 
Randolph, burnt down. Have had no church services for along time. 
Communicants, in and around Ravenscroft and Randolph, about 
twenty white, and several colored. 

Sunday, February Ath, — I held service, and preached twice, at 
the house of Mr. James Alston ; administered the Holy Communion 
to seventeen persons, (five white and twelve colored), and baptized 
two colored children. 

Sunday, February Wth. — I held two services and preached twice, 
at the same place, and baptized fourteen colored children. 

During the week, between the above Sundays, I paid a visit to Big 
Creek Settlement, Tipton county, where I found four lady communi- 
cants making great exertions to build a church that will answer the 
purpose of a school house and a church. Their desire is to get a 
clergyman of the church to come and live among them, who would be 
willing to teach a church school. They think he would have no diffi- 
culty in building up a very fair school in that neighborhood. 

A%h Wedneiday, February 14<A. — Preached at the Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Memphis. 

February Ibth. — Assisted at a funeral in Memphis. 

February \^th-Vdth, — At Brownsville, Haywood county. A 
church building, with tower incomplete ; some of the windows broken, 
and some of the plaster off, but otherwise in good repair, and the 
pariah free from debt. Communicants, in and around Brownsville, 
ftbout eleven. 

Sunday, February 18<A. — I held two services, and preached twice, 
&nd administered the Holy Communion to two persons. Snow had 
f&UeiL the night before, and kept many people from coming to chuxck. 



86 PAEOCHIAL EEPOBTS. 



There are four other houses of worship in the place ; our church waa 
the only place in which there were services held that day, except the 
Methodist house, which was used by the colored people in the afternoon. 
February 20th-2M. — At Union City, Obion county. No regular 
communicants here ; but the place is growing, and may be made one 
of a line of .stations on the railroad. Rain, mud, dark nights, the 
want of a convenient place, and my experience at Brownsville, pre- 
vented me from making an appointment for service here. 

February 2Sd. — At Trenton, Gibson county. An important place, 
but no church property here, and but four communicants. Held ser- 
vice, and preached at night in the Cumberland Presbyterian meeting 
house, to a congregation of about thirty persons. The rain and mud 
kept many from coming to service. 

February 24:thr-26th. — At Jackson, Madison county, Rev. J. A 
Harrison, Rector, assisted the Rector in the morning service, and 
preached for him in the afternoon of Sunday, 25th of February. 

February 2Sih. — Visited the " Memphis Colored Orphan Asylum;' 
catechised the children, (about fifty) ; closed the school by singing th« 
Gloria in Excelsis, and saying the creed and prayers. 

Sunday y March 4th — Preached at the Church of the Good Shepherc 
in the morning ; held service and preached at the Memphis Colorec 
Orphan Asylum in the afternoon, and baptized five colored children 
read evening prayer in Calvary Church at night. 

Sunday, March 11th. — Preached at the Church of the Good Step 
herd in the morning ; held service in the Memphis Colored Orphai 
Asylum in the afternoon, and baptized six colored children. 

Having to be at Jacinto, Miss., on Monday, March 19th, I spen 
Sunday, the 18th, at Corinth, and preached for the Rev. Mr. Burtoi 
the pastor there, who has no church building, but has to take his tur 
of one Sunday in the basement of the Cumberland Presbyterian hous< 
March 2l8tr-22d. — Officiated at St. Mary's Church, Memphis, i 
morning service, in the absence of the Rector. 

March 2bth-April Ibth. — In consequence of the absence of Re^ 
Mr. Wheelock, Rector of Grace Church, Memphis, on a visit to Ne' 
York, I was requested to officiate in the church during his absenc( 
This I did, holding service and preaching on the Sundays, and havii 
daily service during Passion Week. During this time I have sometimt 
also assisted in the services at Calvary, St* Mary's, and the Gt)od She] 
herd Churches. I also assisted at the ordination of Rev. Dr. Cross 1 
the Priesthood in Calvary Church, on April 9th. 



PAEOCHUL BEPORTS. 87 



April 16. — Assisted at the funeral of Mrs. Hines, wife of the Rev. 
Bichard Hines, Rector of St. Mary's Church, Memphis. 

April 20th-2^th. — Accompanied the Bishop on a visit to LaGrange ; 
took with us a lecturn, litany, stool, lamps and oil. Found that Miss 
Cossitt had got the windows mended, and had collected a number of 
children together, and was regularly instructing them in the Sunday 
School. 

I assisted the Bishop in tacking some pieces of carpet over the 
chancel floor, and otherwise getting the church ready for service. 
The church people borrowed some benches from a public hall and from 
some schools, but we could not have service on, Friday night, on ac- 
count of the heavy rain. On Saturday I held the first service that 
had been in the church since the war, or since the building was first 
occupied as a hospital or store-house, and preached. Heavy rains 
again prevented us from holding night services. 

On Sunday, April 22d. — I catechised the children of the Sunday 
School and found them very proficient. I read morning prayer and 
the Bishop preached and administered the Holy Communion to about 
twenty-four persons. The church was full — the Methodist and Bap- 
tist ministers having closed their churches to come and hear our 
Bishop. The Methodist minister brought a good portion of his con- 
gregation with him. In the afternoon I baptized two children. At 
night I read the evening prayer. The Bishop preached and confirmed 
seven persons. 

On Monday morning we had service again. I read the service ; 
the Bishop preached and baptized one adult and one child, and con- 
firmed five persons. There was a great deal of rain during our visit, 
which prevented our making as many Parochial visits as we desired ; 
but still, a great deal of good was accomplished in the face of all 
obstacles. 

The Bishop having instituted the daili/ celebration of the Holy 
Communion, for the benefit of the clergy of the city of Memphis, (and 
all others who wished to avail themselves of it), and having directed 
me to celebrate, on April 25th, 26th and 27th, I accordingly adminis- 
tered the Holy Communion on those days, at 7 o'clock A. M., in St. 
Mary's Church, Memphis. 

April 27th. — Attended a meeting of the clergy of the city of Mem- 
pbis, at Calvary Church, for the purpose of devising measures for 
the introduction of the cathedral system in Memphis. 



88 PABOCHIAL 'BEP0BT8. 



April 29th, — Assisted at the morning services in Calvary Cliurcli^ 
where the Bishop confirmed nine persons for the Rev. J. J. Vaulx,. 
Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd ; assisted in the evening 
service at Stillman Hall, where the Bishop confirmed one person. 

April SOth. — Left Memphis for Tipton county. As this day close* 
the Convention or Diocesan year, I here close my report, and respect- 
fully submit it, together with the following summary of services 
rendered : 

Number of Services held 5^ 

" " Sermons Preached 2S 

" " Lectures Delivered I 

" Infants Baptized 30 

" " Administrations of the Holy Communion 10 

" " Funerals Attended 4: 

" Visitation of the Sick 4 

" Sunday Schools Visited 1 

" " Ordinations Attended 1 



Geobge N. James, Missionary, 



Rev. George N. James, Missonary in Tennessee, in account with the 
Treasurer of the Diocese, from January Ist, 1866, to April 30th, 
1866: 
Jan. 14, Received at Covington, Ofiertory for Diocesan Mis- 
sions $ 3 50 

" 21, Received at Somerville, Offertory for Diocesan Mis- 
sions 5 05 

'* 24, Received at Somerville, Offertory for Diocesan Mis- 
sions 1 00 

" 28, Received at LaGrange, Offertory for Diocesan Mis- 
sions 4 10 

Feb. 4, Received at Ravenscroft, Offertory for Diocesan Mis- 
sions 13 20 

" 18, Received at Brownsville, Offertory for Diocesan Mis- 
sions. 6 75 

Apl. 1, Received at Grace Church, Memphis, Offertory for 

Diocesan Missions 12 05 

8, Beceived at Grace Church, Memphis, Offertory for 

DioceBan Missions '. 9 60 

. 1&, Beottved at Grace Church, Memphis, Offertory for 

DioceBan Missions. 9 45 

$ 64 70 




PABOCHIAL BEP0RT8. 89 



Jan. 7, Received from Bishop Quintard, at Trinity, on Ac- 
count of Salary $ 50 00 

Apl. 20, Received from feishop Quintard, at Memphis, on Ac- 
count of Salary 23 90 

'• 30, Received from Bishop Quintard, at Memphis on Ac- 
count of Salary 10 00 

Total $ 148 60 



SEWANEE MISSION AND THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL/ 

Since my transfer to this Diocese, at the close of March last, I have 
officiated thirty times, delivered four addresses, and preached twenty- 
eight sermons ; baptized two infants and two adults ; catechized Sun- 
day Schools three times ; administered the Holy Communion twice ; 
and attended missionary duty three times. 

Rev. J. A. Merrick, D. D., Fresidcnt. 



REV. J. W. ROGERS' REPORT. 

Respectfully reports to the Bishop of Tennessee, that since the Con- 
vention in Somerville, 1861, he has officiated in many places, chiefly 
as a Chaplain in the Confederate army ; and since the surrender he 
lias been officiating in Memphis, and has organized the Parish of St. 
Lazarus, not yet admitted to the union with this Convention. 

J. W. Rogers. 



90 APPLICATION FEOM ST. LAZARUS CHURCH. 



APPLICATION, ETC., FROM ST. LAZAEUS' CHURCH, 
MEMPHIS. 

Whereas; Church accommodation in the City of Memphis is iii- 
adequate for the present population of the city ; we, an Assembly of 
*' more than twelve persons," by permission of the Bishop, and hy 
consent of a majority of the clergy of this city, form ourselvi-s into i^ 
parish, and adopt the following articles of association : 

First. This church shall be known and designated as St. Lazarius' 
Church. 

Second. We will appoint a vestry of eleven persons, who shall per- 
form such duties as are usually performed by vestries of the Iilpiscopal 
Church. 

Third. We accede to the Constitution and Canons of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the United States, and of the Constitution and 
Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Tennessee. 

After adopting the above articles of association, the congregation 
balloted for vestry men — sixty-nine votes being cast, which resulted 
in the election of J. B. Shanks, W. R. Lucas, Dr. D. D. Saunders, 
J. W. Scales, Maj. Donegan, W^m. Pickett, Samuel P. Walkur, F. W. 
Royster, B. Bayless, Thos. H. Allen, Lewis Bond. 

The above articles of tissociation were adopted on Wednesday, the 
9th, by the congregation of St. Lazurus' Church, and are respectfully 
submitted to the Bishop and Convention, by us, asking admission to 
union with the Diocese. 

J. W. Rogers, Eector, 

W. J. Pickett, Secretary. 

We, Rectors of churches in Memphis, have consented to the forma- 
tion of a parish in Memphis by Rev. J. W. Rogers. 

RiniARD HiNES, 

J. A. WnEEhocK, 
G. W. White. 
I hereby give my consent to an organization of the above parish, 
but protest against the name selected, as liable to misapprehension on 
the par^ of certain well-wishers of the church in Memphis. 

C. T. QuiNTARD, Bishop of Tcrmcssec. 



C£BTIFIGAT£S OF DELEGATES. 91 



CERTIFICATES OF DELEGATES. 



Memphis, Tenn., May 14, 1866. 
I do hereby certify that at a meeting of the vestry of Calvary 
Church, held in the city of Memphis, on the 11th day of April, 1866, 
F. W. Smith and E. Bradley, were chosen a.s lay delegates to the 
Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the Dio- 
cese of Tennessee, to be held at Bolivar, on the 16th of May, 1866. 

Geo. W. White, 
Hector of Calvary Church, Memphis, 



Bolivar, Tenn., May 16, 1866. 
^ I hereby certify that Mr. W. B. Miller, was duly elected to the 
Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, to be held at Bolivar, 
^^ Wednesday the 16th of May, 1866, a delegate from Grace Church, 
^fenaphis. 

J. H. Wheelock, Rector, 



Bolivar, Tenn., May 16, 1866. 
I hereby certify that Messrs. E. H. Parham, Jr., Lee Cotton and 
Thos. W. Rives, were duly elected to the Convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church, to be held at Bolivar, on May the 16th, 1866, as 
^^legate^ from Immanuel Church, LaGrange. 

Thos. W. Rives, Junior Warden. 



Memphis, Tenn., May 6, 1866. 
I Hereby certify that Messrs. J. P. Trezevant. Jno. S. Hines and 
^' Henderson, were duly elected to the Convention of the Protestant 



92 OtXTlTlCATIZ CfT I^JJJESmJLIXS. 

Episcopal CL:^:!. :•:. z^ Lrl i i: Bi-liTAr, :r. WeiseaiAT. lae I61I1 M& 

•Tso. J. Hl3X5. Seerelary. 



CiTissTcx. Txys.. April 14. 1366. 
This is tv .-rnirTr :}iii a: a nk-c-rtir^ -:•: lir vestrir of Si. Matthew 
Church. Cz'Ti^ig:^::!. E»r. Jchn I. Sr.rrr:-i sr.i Mr. Wzi. Hamilton, we 
du:v e:e?:€-i iele^irrs 10 ihe I»i:->£sa:: Convrnnon. to be held in £ 
James" CL:ir;h. Bv-liTar. on :Le loti May. 

C. F- CoLi^ss, JTmisi^r in Charge. 



Shaeok. Txxy. April 3B, 1S66. 
This is to cerriiy. tha: a meetine of the Testrv of Trinity Chnrc) 
Tipton county, was held on the 25d April, asd that Mr. S. W. M« 
lone. Dr. Wm. S. Tarry and Mr. R. B. Somerrilje. were duly electe 
delegates to the Diocesan Convention, to be held at St. James' Chore] 
Bolivar, on the 16ih May next. 

C. F. CoLLlss. JRectar. 
J. T. Jett. &\-rtfKirv. 



This is to certify that at a meeting of the vestry of the Church < 
the Advent, held at the parish church, on Easter Monday, April i 
ISj'j. the fMl.^win^ ni^iei persons were electe-J lay delegates, to repn 
sent the parish at the Diocesan Convention, to be held at St. Jamei 
Parish. Boiivar, May 16, 1S66 : James B. Craighead, George R. Fail 
banks. Charles W. Smith. 

The following gentlemen were chosen altematea: Wm. Drivei 
John Moore. WilUam Simmons. 

JoHX Roberts. Sc7uor Warden. 

James Oer, Secretary. 



MiacpHis. May 15, 1866. 
We hereby certify that Mr. Joa. W. Scales, h&s been duly elected t 



CEBTIFICATES OF DELEGATES. 93 



represent the parish of Saint Lazarus, in the Diocesan Convention, to 

convene in Bolivar, Tennessee, on the 16th instant. 

J. T. Shanks, Senior Warden, 
W. R. Lucas, Junior Warden. 

Memphis, May 15, 1866. 
We hereby certify that * J. P. Pryor, has been duly elected to repre- 
sent the parish of Saint Lazurus, in the Diocesan Convention, to con- 
vene at Bolivar, Tennessee, on the 16th instant. 

J. B. Shanks, Senior Warden, 
W. R. Lucas, Junior Warden. 

k 

Memphis, May 15th, 18G6. 
We hereby certify that Mr. W. S. Pickett, has been duly elected 
to represent the parish of Saint Lazarus, in the Diocesan Convention, 
to convene in Bolivar, Tennessee, on the 16*h instant. 

J. T. Shanks, Senior Warden, 
W. R. Lucas, Junior Warden. 



I hereby certify that Dr. L. L. Lurton, was regularly elected to 
represent Trinity Church, Clarksville, in the Diocesan Convention, to 
meet at St. James' Church, Bolivar, Tenn. 

Samuel Ringgold. 



Nashville, Tenn., May 12, 1866. 
Thereby certify that at a meeting of the vestry of Christ Church, 
T. 0. Treanor, H. C. Yeatman and D. N. Johnson, were elected dele- 
gates to the Convention, to be held at Bolivar, May 16, 1866. 

W. J. Ellis, Rector, 



I certify that D. J. Wells, C. H. Dorion and J. J. Dupy, were reg- 
ularly elected delega tes to the Diocesan Convention of Tennessee, to 
meet at St. James* Parish, Bolivar. 

W. C. Gray, Recim, 

^Thfi above inaertion by the Rector, of "J. P* Pryor,*' was authorised by the vestry. 

J. W. B0OEB8, Rector. 



94 CERTIFICATES OF DELEGATES. 



Messrs. Win. H. Stoplicns, Thos. J. Carutliers and Daniel Stophen.s 
Lave been duly elected delegates from St. Luke's Church, Jackson, to 
this Convention, 

John A. IlArwRisoN, ItcHor. 



LIST OP OFFICEES. 95 



LIST OF OFFICERS, 



FwT. Eev. CHAllLES TODD QUINTARD, 

Bishop of the Diocese, Memphis. 

STA.NDIKO committee. 

Rev. David Piso, D. D., Mr. Francis B. Fogg, 

** W. J. Ellis, " James B. Craighead. 

" Samuel Ringgold. 

DEPUTIES TO GENERAL CONVENTION. 

Rev. David Pise, D. D., Mr. Wm. H. Stevens, 
** Richard Hines, ** Francis B. Fogg, 

" John A. Harrison, " J. F. Jett, 

** Charles F. Collins, " George R. Fairbanks. 

MISSIONARY AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 

Rev. Richard Hines, Mr. Frederick W. Smith, 

** James J. Vaulx, " Edward Bradley. 

TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

Rev. John A. Harrison, Mr. Francis B. Fogg, 

** Richard Hines. 

TRUSTEES OF THE EPISCOPATE FUND. 

Mr. George R. Fairbanks, Mr. James B. Craighead, 

Mr. John Baird. 

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH, FOR THE DIOCESE OF 

TENNESSEE. 



William H. Stephens, Esq. 



96 LIST OP OFFICERS. 



TBEASUBEE CF THE UNIVEESITY OF THE SOUTH, FOR THE DIOCESE 

OF TENNESSEE. 

Wiley B. Miller, Esq. 

r 

TREASURER OF THE DIOCESE. 

Frederick W. Smith, Memphis. 

SECRETARY OF THE CONVENTION. 

Rev. Richard Hines, Memphis. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE CONVENTION. 

Rev. John M. Schwrar, Memphis. 



FORM OF PAROCHIAL REPORT. 



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JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 






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ANNUAL CONVENTION 



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Protjestant Episcopal Church. 



rHOCRSE OF TKNNIiSSEK, 



ST. IPEiTER'S CHURCH, COIATMBIA. 



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MEMPHIS. 

FVBLIC LEDGER BOOK AND JOB PRINTING ESTABLISHMENT. 

ISOB. 



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IDIOOE8E OF TENNESSEE. 

2CA.Y 90, lUOtf. 






Bit. Gkobgk Bjeckett. 

Jboidiah Hibbabd Bowlks. 

B. F. Beoojlc* 

Cha& Francis Collivr 

KOBEBT AdDUOV C0BB8. 

Edwabo Dehvibtov. 

HXKBT DtTVLAP. 

W. J. Ellis. 

W1U.1AM Cbavb Gbat.* 

Jobs Gobdov.* 

JoBV A. Habbisov. 

HxvBT Palbthobp Hat, D.D. 

William Thoma% Hblm. 

RicBABD Hnmu D.D. 

Thomas W. Humb&* 

Gbobgb H. HuvTi 

Geobgb Nobmab Jamkb. 

Habtet O. Judd.* 



llev. Fkakklik LaFayettb Knight, D.D. 
LYcuB(jns Leokidas Lubtov. 
James Moobe. 
Tuomas Alexander Morris. 
William Mowbray.* 
JoHEPii James Rtdi.et, D. P. 
Samcel Ringgold. 
James W. Ro(;ers * 
M. 8. RoYCE.* 
John Miller Schwrak. 
R. A. Simpson.* 
Henry Harrison Sneed. 
J. N. Temple. 
James Junius Vaulx.^ 
WiLUAM Vaui.* 
Lucius Nutz Voiot. 
John Thomas Wheat, D.D 
George White, D.D. 



<* Absent from CoBrention. 



UST OP LAY DELEGATES 



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DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 
MAY 20, ises. 



Thomas J. Caklilk." 

Dr. Jacquga Beckett.^' 

Frank M, Hkjht.* 

Charlks Meriwether Barker. 

Maj. GustavusAdolphuh Hf.nry.*^ 

William IIenry Dorrii^. 

Arthur B. Gloster,- 

Thomas W. Rive8.* 

William A. Houston/ 

Huntkr Niriioi.HON. 

UiuHAiU) Stoudaru Kwkll."^ 

William Hill Hardin. 

GkoR(;k T. Taylor.- 

John Francis J ett. 

S. W. Malonk/ 

Danikl Ivy Weu-s. 

E7.EKIKL PuLK McNeil.* 

Jerome Hill.* 

Francis Brinley Fo<;<i. 

William Brown IIekse. 

Duke Richard Jounhon. 

Gu) EOK J. Pillow. 

William Henry Stephens. 

DuNCiN K. McRea.* 

■=■ Absent from the Convention. 



J. B. Caruthers.* 

T. J, GARUTHJUtS.* 

Clarence Scurlwe.* 
William Gosuxu.^ 
R, F. Evans, M.D.* 
Philemon Goslikc, M.D.* 
Gen. John Lewis Taylor Seeed.* 
Maj Atlas J. Peeble&* 
Dr. Henry Lyxb Burtox.* 
William Burn.s.* 

Dr. 9i10MA8 E. WlLLUMS.* 
F. M. JOHNKOK.* 

Walter Darrkvcs STKmEKsox. 
Dr. Solomon Plummeb Green. 
James Proudfit Wood. 
J. W. Peebles.* 
George C. Porter.* 
Robert McNeilly, M. U* 
Campbell Brown.* 
Franc Bt Paul.* 
Georce Robert Williamson. 
William Frederick Orr. 
George H. Fudger.* 
Wm. Duncan McCallum. 



JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS 

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#THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONVENTION 

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PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 

IN THE DIOCESE OF TENNESSKE. 



1PIB8T DAY. 

Columbia, Tenn., Wednjmoay, May 20, 1868. 

This being the day appointed for the Convention of the Pro- 
tesUnt Episcopal Church in tho DioccBC of Tennessee, after Divine 
Service by the Rev. R. •. Colibs, tho Rev. L. N. Voigt, and 
the Rev. R. Ilines, D. D., tho Convention Sermon was 
delivered by tho Rev. George N. James, Rector of St. Paurs 
Church, Athens, from 2d C6r. xi, 1». 

The Ante-Communion Service was said by tho Rev. George H. 
Hoit, tho Rev. J. M. Sohwrar, tho Rev. J. J. Ridley, D. D., and 
the Rev. Henry P. Hay, D. I>., and the Holy Communion was 
administered by tho Rev. J. T. Whoat, D. D., assisted by the Rev. 
John A. Harrison. 



Wednesday Afte&nuon, 4 o'clock. 

In tho absence uf the Bishop, tho Rev. Samuel Ringgold, of 
tho Standing Committee, called the Convention to order, and read 
prayers. 

The Secretary called the roll of the Clergymen belonging to 
the DioceeOi of whom there wore present as follows : 

Reverends George Beckett, R. A. Cobbs, Charles P. Collins, 
Edward Benniston, Henry Dnnlap, John A. Harrison, Henry P. 
Hajr, D. J)., Richard Hines, D. D., George H. Hunt, George N. 



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James, >\ L. Knight. D. 1)., J. J. Kidloy, D. D., Samuel JRinggoJd, 
.John M. Schwrar, L. N. A^oi<^t, J. N. Temple, L. L. Liirton. 
andJ.T. Wheat, 1>. 1). 

On motion of the lU^v. Dr. Jlincs, the Rev. J)r. Wheat was 
elected President of the Convention. 

The certilieates of Lay Delegates were referred to the KevK. 
(leorge H. Hunt and (leorgeN. James, who rejjorted the lolIowiD^' 
as duly elected : 

Si. Paul's Church, Chattanooga. — T. J. Carlile, Dr. J. Beckett 
and Frank M. Hight. 

Trinity Church, Clarksrilic — C 31. Barker, Major Henry 
and William Dorris. 

Immanuel Church, LaGrange. — xlrthur B. Gloster, ThomaB 
W. Eives and William A. Houston. 

St. Peter's Church, Columbia. — Hunter Nicholsdft, R. S. Ewell 
and William H. Hardin. 

Trinity Church, Tipton County. — George T. Taylor, John F. 
Jetiand S. W. Malone. 

. St./ames' Church, Bolirar.— D. I. Wells, E. P. McKiil and 
Jerome Hill. 

Christ Church, Nashville.— F. B. Fogg, W. B. Reese and D. 
R. Johnson. 

St. Lazarus Church. Memphis. — Gideon J. Pillow, William II. 
Stephens and Duncan K. McRea. 

St. Luke's Church, Jivckson. — J. B^. Caruthers, T. J. Curnthcrs 
and Clarence Scurlock. 

Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville. — William Gosling, K. 
F. Evans, M. D., and Philemon Gosling, M. D. 

St. Thomas* Church, Somerville.*-^en. John L. T. Snood, A 
J. Peebles and Dr. H. L. Burton. • 

St. Paul's Church. Athens.— William Burns, Dr. Thomas E. 
Williams and F. M. Johnson. 

The report of the Committee was received, aind the dologate<i 
were admitted, with the exception of those from Christ Church, 
Nashville ; the credentials were recommitted to tbo Committee. 

The following Delegates answered to their names : C. M. 
Barker, William Dorris, Hunter Nicholson, John P. Jett, D. 1. 
Wells and William H. Stephens. 

In the absence of the regularly elected delegation from 
Immanuel Church, LaGrange, Walter D. Stephenson was appointed 
by the Rector to represent the Parish. 

On motion of tno Bev. L. N. Voigt, balloting was dispensed 
with, and the Rev. Richard Hines, D. D., was re-elected Secretary. 
and the Rev. John M. Schwrar, Assistant Secretary. 
On motion of the Bev. Henr}* P. Hay, D. D., it was 

Renohed, That Clenrrmeo of otb«r IMoeeues and candidates for Holy Ordam 1»« 
ioTited to take noati in tbo OottvontioD. 

The Bev. Henry P. Hay, D. D., the Bev. Lucius N. Yoigt and 
William H. Stephens were appointed a Committee on Bnlea of 



BI0CI8X OF TUfNESail. 7 

'der. The Committee made the following report, which wrh 
opted :. 

Buieg of Order. 

1. Th« businetf of •very <Uy Bhall be istrodBoed with a form of prayer. 

3. When the Preiiaent takes the chair, no member shall continae standing, ur 
iH afllerward stand np, nnlest to addreet the Chair. 

3. No member shall abeent himself from the s erriee of the House, anleas he have 
kTe, or be anabie to attend. 

N 4. Evei7 member speakint in debate shall rise froim his seat, and, withont 
raaeinff, shall respectfully address the President, confininf his observations strictly 
the point in debate, 

1 ho member shall speak more than twice in the same debate withont permission 
m the President. 

1 A qneition beinf once determined, shall not airain be bronxht before the Hon^e» 
kfs on a motion for roeonsideration made by one of the majority. 



7. No motion, exeept a motion to adjourn, shall be considered as before the 
St, vnless it be seconded and reduced to writing. 

8. The f uestion on a motion for adjournment shall be taken immediately, and 



thoot debate. 
9. All reports to the Convention made by Committees shall be in writing. 

The following Committees were appointed by the President : 

Committee on the State of the Church — Revs. Samuel Kinegold^ 
^rge N. James and George H. Hunt, of the clergy, and Messrs. 
fm. H. Hardin and Wm. H. Stephens, of the laity. 

Committee on Unfinished Business — Rev. Lucius N. Voigt and 
[r. Hunter Nicholson. 

Committee on the Admission of ^ew Parishes — Revs. John A. 
[arrison and F. L. Knight, D. D., of the clergy, and Messrs. D. 
. Wells and C. M. Barker, of the laity. 

Committee on Finance — Revs. Chas. P. Collins, R. A. Cobbs and 
[cnry P. Hay, D. D., of the clergy, and Messrs. Wm. H. Stephens, 
ohn F. Jett, I). I. Wells and Hunter Nicholson, of the laitv. 

Mr. William H. Stephens offered the following resolution, 
rhich was adopted : v 

Utmolvfd, Th»t in the nhsence of the Treasurer of the Diocese, Col. J. F. Jett bo 
pointed Treasurer j>ro tempore, until the election of a Treasurer. 

The Rev. Henry P. Ha}', D. D., offered the following reaolu- 
ion, which was adopted : 

Rewlveii, That a Committee of four Clergymen and three Laymen be appointed on 
ks Educational Institutions of the Diocese, to report at this Convention. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning 
tPoVlook. 



SBCONJD DAY. 

TnUBSDAY MOIINING, 1) o'CLDCK. 

Atlcr morning prayer by the Rev. J. T. Wheat, D. D., the 
tlev. James Moore, and the Rev. F. L. Knight, I). D., the Preeidont 
•ailed the Convention to order. The Assistant Secretary called 
ho roll. 

The Revs. James Moore, W. 'P. Helm and J. H. Bowles 
appeared and took their seats. Mr. William H. Hardin, a Lay 
t)clegate from St. Peter's Cluirch, Columbia, appeared and took 
t^is Beat. 



> .lOURXAL OF CONVENTION 

Tlie i)rooeeiiing.s of yesterdny were road ftiid npproveU. 

The Rev. George ft. IlunC t'hairman of the CommiUee on 
('iMMlentials, to which was reeoinmittod the question of the 
:i(hnisHiori of the Lay Delegation from (-hrint Church, NaRhville, 
made tho following report, which, on motion of the Rev. Jame^ 
Monro, was received, and llie delegation admitted : \ 

UepoH of Ihe Votnmiiiei' on Credent lain. \ 

'1 III- Cuuniiiitfe un Crcdvuduit. To wtioni the certifioute of the Lay Dtficca.t«r^ tiuU2> 
«':irii Cuuich. Na<hvilk. T«a* iccuiuiniicca. would report that baTinirconftiilercd'*^ 
.',\v\\, and I .vamiiicil .i« far uo pii'->ibl' into tho t'a^t^ of tho ca^^o, they find that ttx« 
•ti:i!iiMic ti.-rll' i- ill auc t'.inu. ^ltf^n^-^i k» Hit Hector ol' the Parish, ;Lod properly 
:<-!i!'Mii(- til thi' «-1crtii)n of F 13. i-uRp. \V. B Kce.-te And D. K Johiihun, all of vbtiiu 
.:ii.' iMijiiiiiiiiii-nut.-« (it that Pari.-'ii : but. inn-^much as in regard to the additional queftiui^ 
^vhif'h Ir.i li«'«-ij i.ii?o«l. .1- t«. the oouipcti'uey of the i>}iyHnt of j-aid Delegates, tift<* 
(mil mi tree .ui.- unabif ^uti.^lactorily to decide, they would prefer to euofinc themtfelre ^- 
r.. a siiJiiiie 5farenicnl (»t the l.ul- a-- they have been able to dv-««over thum, uod Ica^ «.• 
In- «le«'i.-iuii iif the iiuc ii.*n> iuvuUct In the C-mvcutinn it.-elf. '1 he.-^e fact* .■^tcm tob^t- 
.i«- K»Il<.»w- : 

1. A i^ariMh Meetiiifi- Ara^- duly euUe.l for Latter Monday la»t. lor the rleetion of t^ 
\\<try Uk the eu-iuini? year, whu h \vu- attended by only three eotumunicRuts. iind n*- • 
■ler'tlon wa« attempted, n«»i \va* any m pel nu' rolled ?uh.-c«juentlv, nlthonph theCun^ti — 
'iitiitn, while it |iriivide> a (brt<<in fixed nnd ilefinite tune tor i«uch Piirirh Meetinir, eeeia^^ 
.iirth'.'i' to eiiiitciupltite a pn.-sibli. f.iihirc tn :<ccure nttendnnce at that time, and etrtainl^H 
i«>«iiiiri>> that at U'nst uw :iub.4eiiurnt ettcrt 'hall be inade-mir can the Committer 
rli<<-over any i'rovi>iMn of either Ciui^titutitin or Canons which would debar a meetiDit(»' '^ 
Mvr-n two or llir«*c eonnnunii'anty »if a Parish from piooeeding, under the eircumftanee^^ 
•It eh'et 11 Vestry. 

'1. hi <-iin><.<iiien<'-e ol no ele«-tion bviny liMti, the fornx-r Ve<try have eontinued 1 -" 
\ox, nnd were th** eIeetor> of the prei^eiit l)ete)?ateh. This Vestry wni» coinpotccl of elere "3 
oersonai, ix-rr/i of whom tvere coniiu(ini<'antM and Jovr non-<*oiniunnioaotii, iind tbt 
Muniber was reduced tit Un tiv the death of one of the former. Of the!*c there were pre^ec^H 
It th«' nieotinyr at whn-h tlie DeleR.iteK wcr« ehosen./if*'' (*omuiunii'ant9 and on^ iiuDk. 
• -oiuiuunieanr. 

Xow. whib* till? Connnitn-e arc lully • ..iivin«'«d and perfeelly afrreinl n- to theenti i — 
invalidity of any aetion on the part «)f the noiieouiinunn aut>. they are not prepiiretl ^^ 
a-i-^'Tt that tliii^e Vthoare and were eoniuiunieunts may nut eonlinue, under fhncircuii_ r 

.-taneejj, to a«*t a> Votrynieii until tithern nre eho«en : nor an'ihey able to deelaro bii 

tar. if at all. the prefenee anil participation of non-(*omuinnieant.4 muKt uflei't ^thrr^:^ 
validity of their aety. The^e .-'eeni to (he (.-oumiittee ti> be the main and nioot*-d poin 
i.fthe \'\\-n\ and Upon their deei>iou the whide mil- 1 d«iMjiil. 

All of whi.li i- repe.'tfully ^ubniiind. «iLt*. H. Ill^NT, 

(iKOlltfi: N. JA.MKS. 

^Ir. 1). U.Johnson answered to hi.s name 

Tlie Rev George H. Hunt. Chairman (»f the i*ommittec i>- 
CrodcntialH, reported the following Lay J)elegates :iHduIy electetK 

St. Hai'y*B Church, MemphiH. — Dr. S. P. (Ireen. 

%ioti Cbnroh ^ Bro^wnwviUe. — Jamen P. \Vo«»tl, J. W. Peehlk^^ 
and Gfiori^e C Porteiv 

Church of thi* Aavt^nl, NashviUo.— Uohert MfNcilly. M. I » 
I CamplwU Brriwn and Franr M. Patil. 

Ht. Ajintt** Clfuinh, Edgefield.— <>. Jt. Williamson, Wm. F. 0:«" 

Bf- ^ii^t»mi>ti P. Oryee, Jaiiie* P- Wood, IJ. U. Williamson ar^ c 
\^' * !' f h*r U^ok their fteatfi in tho Convention. 

' VolRt, Chairman of the Committee €^h 

the following report, which wit** 



4rr>uld report that u far m their meanH. < 
1^4'iiu^ appear tf» demand the cimMcleratii*' 

af the Dioceae," accnrdinr tnCanon XV 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 9 

2. The reivort of the Committoe ** appointed to draft a f aitahle memorial to the 
<Yen«ral ConTention " on the Bubjeot of diTiding this Dionese. 

3. The report of the Committee on Glebe Landa. (P. -14.) 

4. The report of the Tommittee for Revisinfr the Artioles of Association. (P. 27.) 

5. The amendment of the Xth article of the Confltitution so aR to allow the amend- 
meat of Canon I, by changinir the word five in the tenth lino to three, at proposed by 
the Rev J. H. Bowles. 

6. The report of the Committee ** to digest and tabulate" the Constitution and 
Ouiotts of the Diocese. (P. 34 ) 

7. The report of the Committee on a plan for orRanizing Missionary Stations. 
All of which is respectfully submitted by 

Mini US N. VOIGT. 

HUNTER NICHOLSON, Committee. 

On motion of the Jiev. Jlenry P. Hay, D. D., the following 
"Form of Certificate to be given to Lay Delegates," was unani- 
aoasly adopted : 

F\)rfn of CerHficaie to be given to Lay JDelegates, 

IT 18 HEREBY CERTIFIED. That, at a meeting of the Vestry of Church, 

in , in the County of , held on the — day of , 18—, Messrs. 

were duly elected Lay Delegates to the Convention of the Protestant 

Epiieopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, for the present conventional year. 

ITIS ALSO HEREBY CERTIFIED, Thatalfthe membersof the said Vestry 
u4 Lay Delegates are registered oommunieants in this Parish, and that all the 
Vestrymen were elected by registered communicants. 

The Eov. George H. Hunt offered the following resolution : 

J^Molvetf. That those Clergy of this Convention who are skilled in music be, and 
tkty are hmby, requested to take charge of the music at all services during its session, 
tM that they provide that it shall be of that 8imj)1e and church-like character as will 
belt promote devotion and enable all to unite in the common praise, as well as the 
eeaaion prayer. 

On motion of Mr. William H. Stephens, the resolution was 
laid on the table. 

The Bev. George N. James, Chairman of the Committee on 
Misnonary Organization, submitted the following report, which 
WM received and the Committee discharged : 

Meport of -ComtniUee on Missionary Organization* 

The Committee appointed at the last Annual Convention to prepare a plan for the 
vmnixation of Missionary Stations, respectfully report the following as the result of 
their deliberations, and recommend the adoj[>tion of the Canon as a basis upon which a 
non complete plan may be erected, as experience shall dictate and need reonire ; 

Whiebas, The late alterations in the Constitution and Canons of tnis Diocese 
pKdnde the possibility of having a parochial organisation where the requisite number 
«ii eonmunicants does not exist ; and vkeretu, even in Missionary Stations, where there 
majbenocommunicants. some kind of organisation is necessary, so that ** all things 
0117 be done decently and in order:" therefore, 

Rnofved, That the following Canon be adopted as the regular method of organising 
Missionary Stations in this Diocese • 

CANON 

FOR THR ORGANIZATION OP MI88T0NART STATIONS. 

1. When it bof^umc^ ncocRftfiry to organise a new Missionary Station where there 
i\aat fnoaitb male f^Duimunit^nrits to have a parochial organisation, the Bishon of the 
IiiD«#», or (by bi^ pcrmij^^^iui]) tbe Missionary in whose charge the Station shall be, may 
^miot p^riouFi iht; moi^t Hi nnd willing to act in the following capacities : 

First, tk Ml^j^iun Wfird^^n. 

Third, a Trtasurcf, 

Whofc clurj^? in their jqtbere shall be those usually pertaining to such officers. 

1 The above ofnepri pbdlnot be a body corporate, nor allowed to act in a corporate 
'^mfhy X but they shall acu «ut^h one in his individual capacity, under the direction of 
uk^BtsIio]' cjftbe Diitce>4e, ur the Missionary in charge of the Station. 

3 All pruperty aoMuircd by Missionary Stations shall be vested in the Convention 
'>f the Diocfice. aa tbe j^titbnriieit trustee of Church property for the use of the Station. 

4. Wb^n it. abaU bcirnme necessary to appoint any extraordinary offloen, such as a 
DQiMJof CotumiUee, ih&y nhuli be nominated by the Missionary in charge, eleoted by 
iM Sution wor^bippT? or tb«! oimtributors to the fund, and appointed by tiie Bishop. 

THOS. W. HUHto. OomnittM. 



10 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION. 

The Rev. Henry P. Hay, D. 1)., offered the followinir resolti' 
tion, which was adopted : 

Ilf»olt<d, That a Standing Committee. con^iiitiDp nf thrc« Clergymen and tff*^ 
I^aymen on the Constitution and Canons be appuinted. * 

The following Committee vra8 appointed : The Rev. Henrv^ 
P. Hay, D. D., licv. R. A. Cobbs and Rev. Lucius X. Voi|?t, o^ 
the cier^, and Messrs. William IT. Stephen** and Francis l^. 
Fogic, of* the laity. 

The Rev. Thomas A. Morris and Messrs. FranciM R. Fogg, W. 
R. Reese and Gideon J. Pillow took their seats in the Convention. 

The Rev. George N. James, Chairman of ihe Committee on 
Articles of Association for Parishen, submitted a report, which 
was discussed and the further consideration postponed until the 
aflernoon session. Mr. Francis B. Fogg was added to the 
Committee. 

Mr. Francis B. Fogg presented the report of the Standing 
Committee, which was received : 

Beport of the Standing Committee* 

June 7, 1867.— Tlv StandincCommittee met and orxaniEed by the election of 
offlcerH. Recommended Chas. J. Ward. Daniel Breck Ramney and Cnas. A. Sobolfloa 
to be received as candidates for Deacon 8 Orders, and Rev. J. N. Temple to be oidftined 
to the Priesthood. 

July 8.— Gave consent to the consecration of Rev. J. Freeman Yonnff,D. D.« Biahop 
elect of Florida, and of Rev. Francis M. Whittle. Assistant Bishop eleet of VirglBia. 

September 21.— H. U. Sneed and Henry Dunlap were recommended to the Biahop 
for Deacon's Orders ; also H. N. Sneed was recommended and admitted as a candidate 
for Priest's Orders by the Standing Committee, it having been constituted by the Bishop -^ 
the Ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese during his absence in Europe. 

November 23.— Gave consent to the consecration of Rev. J. W.3eckwith, D. D., <- 

}ri:jhop elect of Georgia Rev. R. A. Cobbs received into the Diocese on lettera eommen 

(iatory by the Bishop of Alabama. _ 

January 23, It^ —Letter dimissory granted Rev. W. M. Guilford to the Bishop o< ^ 
Alabama Rev. Mr Mowbray received into this Diocese on letter dimissory from the — - 
Jiinhup of New York Edward Bradley received as a candidate for Holy Orders and " 
ul:<u licensed a.*< a Lay Reader by the clerical memben* of the Standing Committee. 

February 2(>.— Resignation of Rev. Dr. Pi^e, President and Secretary, accepted ^^ 

roiiolutiun unanimously passed expressing deep regret at his loss, and a high apjnreeia^ 

titm of his worth and of his services as a member of the Standing Committee anaof th i— ^ 
Diocese Kev W.J Ellis elected President and ii^ocrctary. Letter dimissory srante A- 
Rev. Dr Pise to the Bishop of Indiana, and to the Rev. Mr. Foster to the Bishop oC- 
Alabama Consent given to the consecration of Rev. Benjamin U Paddock. D.D^ 
Mii<sionary Bishop elect to Oregon Rev. R A. Cobbs nominated as Missionary U^ 
Brownsville, the appointment to date from September 1, 1H67. 

April 8— Rev. L. N. Voigt renominated as Missionary 

May 4. —Rev George N Jamcri renominated as Missionary 

May 8 —Consent given to the consecration of Rev. W. }i. A Bissell, D. D., Bisho|.'» 
elect to VermoHt. 

May 9.— All the old appointees of the Missionary Board renominated to their* 
former <itatioDS. 

May 15— A letter from Rev. Dr Twing, herewith submitted, refers back the 
Missionary reappointments to the Standing Committee, for the several stipends to b0 
arranger! on the basis of the reduced appropriations for the Diocese. In view of th0 
expected earlv return of the Bishop, the members of the Standing Committee in Nash- 
ville think it best to take no action on the subject. 

WM. J. ELLIS, President and Secretary. 

The followinpr Committees were appointed : 

Committee on the Educational Institutionfi of the Church in the 
Diocese— 'Tho Revs. F. L. Knight, J). D., J. J. Ridley, D. D., James 
Moore and J. H. Bowles, of the clergy, and Messrs. Francis B. 
Fogg, William H. Hardin and G. R. Williamson, of the laity. 

Committee on Assessments — The Revs. John A. Harrison, George 
N. James, James Moore, W. T. Helm, Lucius N. Voigt and J. J . 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE 11 

Wdloy, D. D., of tho clergy; Messrs. William Dorris, Hunter 
Nicholson, J. F. Jett, D. I. Wells, D. K.Johnson, Gideon J. Pillow, 
Walter D. Stephenson, Br. S. P. Green, James P. Wood and 
William F. Orr, of the laity. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until 4 o'clock this 
afternoon. 



Thursday Afternoon, 4 o'clock. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, and was called 
to order by the President. 

The consideration of the report submitted by the Rev. George 
N. James, on Articles of Association for Parishes, was resumed, 
and the following adopted: 

Report of CkmifniUee on ArHdes of Association for Parishes* 

The Committee appointed at the last Annual Conyontion to ** revise the Articles 
of Assoeiation for Parishes, or to drawup new ones." respeotfiilly report the foliowisK, 
isd recommend the adoption of the resolation hy which they are preceded : 
' Bmolved^ That Articles of Assoeiation embracing the snbstance of the following 
ihall be adopted by Parishes desirous of being admitted into union with this Conrention ' 
ARTICLES OP ASSOCIATION OF CHURCH. 

WiBBiiAfl, The followingnamed persons, communicants of the Protestant Episcopal 

dMTch. residenti in and its vicinity, in Tennessee, vis ; , with 

otkoe, nave associated together for the purpose of organising a Parish according to the 
dostrines, discipline and worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of 
Tcaaessee They do hereby declare the following to be the articles and conditions of 
their Assoeiation : 

1. The title of this Parish shall be, The Rector, Wardens and Vestr>inen of 

Church. 

S. The Parish acknowledges and aooedes to the Constitution. Canons, Doctrines, 
IKseipline and Worship of the Protestant EpiscoMl Church in tho United States, and 
the (.oBStitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of 
Teanesece. 

5 The affairs of this Parish shall be conducted by the Rector, Wardens and Vestry 
thsreof, aoeording to the Constitution and Canons of the Church. The Rector, when 
mseat, shall preside, ex officio, at the meetings of the Vestry. 

4. The Rector of this Parish shall be elected by the Wardens and Vestrymen in 
•PBB meeting* duly convened for that purpose. 

5. The Wardens and Vestrymen of this Parish shall all be registered male oom- 
naieanta of the same. 

6 This Parish, or any Trustees in whose name the property of the Parish shall be 
Tctted.shall not by deed, or by any other means, without the consent of the Bishop in 
whete Dioeese this Parish shall for the time canonically be, under his hand, or in oai>o 
of a vacancy in the Episcopate, of the Standing Committee of said Diocese by a major 
B«inl>er thereof, under their hands, previously had and obtained, grant, alien, or othor- 
wiM dispose of any lands, messuages, tenements, or hereditaments in them vested for 
the ate and benefit of the said Parish, nor charge nor encumber tho same to any person 
whomsoever 

7. All real estate shall vest in the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church 
of the Diocese of Tennessee, in trust for this Parish. 

Respectfully submitted, GEORGE N JAMES, 

L.N VOIGT. 
TUOS. B KIRBY, Committee. 

Mr. George R. Fairbanks, one ofthe Trustees of the University 
of the South for the Diocese of Tennessee, made an interesting 
statement with reference to the progress of the University. IIo 
informed the Convention that the following resolution was passed 
by the Trustees recently assembled in Savannah, Georgia : 

Retolved. That we desire to record our grateful appreciation of the self-denying 
^«d utiiiag labors of the Bishop of Tennessee, his great kindness in remaining abroad 
sttht reqnest of the friends of the University, for the purpose of obtaining funds for it>} 



KtM reqnest of the friends of tne University, tor tne purpose or obtaining fni 

t.M, to which we owe the promise of the future success of this great enterprise 

(Signed) W. ft, GREEN, Cha 



Chancellor. 



12 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION. 

Mr. Fairbanks also submitted a communication from the 
Trustees, which licsbvcr for future consideratiQn. 

The Eev. George N. James offered the following resolntion, 
which was adopted : 

Jtt§olved, That clanso 2 of Canon I bo submitted to the standing Committee, on th« 
Constitntion and Canons, to bo so changed a3 to harmonize with the new Artielei of 
Association for Parishes. 

On motion of the Eev. John A. Harrison, the Convention 
adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. 



THLRD DAY. 

Friday Morning, 9 o'clocit. 

After morning prayer by the Eev. J. T. Wheat, D. D., and the 
Eev. E. A. Cobbs, the Convention was called to order by the 
President. After the calling of the roll, the proceedings of yen- 
terday were read and approved. 

The Eevs. Wm. J. Ellis and H. H. Sneed, and Mr. JDancan 
McCallum, reported as duly appointed as a Lav Delegate from 
Calvary Church, Memphis, appeared and took their seats in tiie 
Convention. 

The Eev. Henry P. Hay, D. D., offered the following resolution : 

Rt9ohedt That Article IV of the Constitntion be amended to admit in addition to 
the Lay Delegates therein mentioned, one Lay Delegate from each Missionary StatUwt 
to be appointed by the Missionary in charge, or in case of vacancy by vote of toe regilir 
communicants thereof. 

Which was referred to the Standing Committee on the Con- 
stitution and Canons. 

The Eev. Henry P. Ha}', D. D., Chairman of the Standing 
Committee on the Constitution and Canons, made the foUowini; 
report, which was adopted : 
Report of Standing Committee on ConsHtution and Cam/on^, 

The Committee on the Constitution and Canons recommend that 1830 be changed to 
1868 in Canon I, Clause 2. 

The following " Preamble and resolutions adopted by the 
Board of Trustees of the University of the South, at the annual 
meeting held at University Place, Tennessee, August 2, 1867," 
submitted to the Convention by Mr. George E. Fairbanks, on 
yesterday, were, on motion of Mr. William H. Stephens, taken up : 
Preamble and Resolutions 

ADOPTED BV THE BOARD OP TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OP THI 

SOUTH, AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT UNIVERSITY 

PLACE, TENNESSEE, AUGUST 2, 1867. 

Wherkas, It is absolutely necessary to the success of the Univerttity that the 
meetings of the Boanl of Trustees should bo roffularly and punctually attended : and 
whereat, this has been often defeated for want of a quorum of the Board, eaoaed by 
vacancies and the non-attendance of members : therefore. 

Resolved, That the several Dioceses represented in the Board of Trosteet are 
earnestly requested to authorize their respective Ecclesiastical authorities to fill all 
vacancies that may occur in the number of Trustee? itppointcd from such Diocese for 
any cau^e. 



PIOCKSK OK TENNESHE£. VA 

i:rsofee*l. That any TruMtecH who have bo«n or maj hereafter ho elected, aad who. 
tu any cause, may not bo able to attend the meettnm of the Board, are urfently 
ia«iit«d to notify the Kccietiiajitical anthotity of their inability to attend, and vacate 
BIT appointments, so that their places may be filled by the Ecclesiastical anthority. 

i^i*tr» « ** *^® Secretary send copies of the foregoing Preamble and Kesolntions 
«aeli of the Bishops of the Dioceses aforesaid, with the argent roqnest that they bring 
e same to the notice of their respective Conventions. 

Mr. William H. Stephens offered the following resolution, 
rhich was adopted : 

Bnolved, That in case of vacancy lu the office of the Trustees of the University of 
le South, for any cause, the vacancy may be filled by the appointment of the Bishop or 
.cclesiastical authority until the next Annual Convention. 

The following report of the Committee on Assessments was 
iresentcd by the Rev. L. N. Voigt on behalf of the Rev. John A. 
iIaiTir»on, Chairman, which was amended, and adopted as follows *. 

llep&rt of CknntntUee on Assessments. 

The Committee appointed to assess the Parishes tor the support of the Episcopate 
lad payment of the continfrent' expenses of the Convention, would propose that the rate 
>f assessment for the ensuing year be as follows : 

3iUary Church. Memphis ..***...*..„ « .^....$500 (»fl 

kLii*ru^ Church, Weunjhiji 400 W 

SLlfirrV CntbHrsiln MomphJi ^ 150 0(» 

|i*e«jpkurcb, Momuhb — 300 00 

ahttTch cjf thc> iifKul 8he|>heTd, Chelsca.^-^. StO (H) 

her CbttpeL .Shtrlby County.* » 30 0<> 

bsm&tiufi Chtiri'hi LaGrunsro..*.— h,^ —^.^ 25 (H) 

friaitj Church. Ti|*E^ii d^iiDty.—* •** * - lU'l 0'» 

k M&tthcw'e Church* Ctiviufton'.,.^* .« .^5 <K) 

R. Tlionta^' Churc-b, Corner viUe»««>H«. 50 Ol» 

rn tburth* Browne vinci^-.»,......^......,»T ~....~ 50 00 
Lukc^tf Untirehf J fwek bod ».*.»..'* ^<^>.^* *.^ 150 00 
JutiGd' Cliur^'h, Bolivur... »»" 100 0» 

]lnti Church, NaHhvillo , 500 00 

%vrf)b oftbo Advpiit, Nai?bvllle..».M^ 1««0 W) 

rripity Church* N**hvillB ...« «,™ ^. 15 00 

SL Addo']! Charcb, Ed«cfiolU..«.. ^ 50 oo 

kPcter'H Ckurvh, Cf>LuiJibiA^«-^^<^<*>^^**^^'.^ ~ -- 12^ 00 

Waity Cbtir«h, Clarkavillc...-- — *^« « 2u0 Oi» 

Siort^b of tbo R^dcptm^r, !^bclbyvitl4J «. ~ 75 00 

It M^rk^s Church, WUIiftmsport 10 i^ 

k. l^atil's CUurch* Frunklift »..»»....« — «.. 2ft 00 

ihurch of tbv Mfl^ftis^h, Puhuiki.^.......*.....**. 2^ Oo 

Si. Jt-bn^ Church. Knoxvillo «. „ 150 <ki 

'L James' Cburoh, ilrcenyille,...**^*,...^ .^ 15 00 

\L VitiVa Church, Athena**.*. •.^f »* 15 00 

it. Panri* Chanrh. ChnitauotHBa .„.,. «....«i.... '/r* DO 

iir Aa^Qr'Inie'ft Oburcl). l^nlvcritity Plici' ^ 10 (0 

>3200 00 

The Committee would furthermore propose that ten per cent, be added to thi.4 
kisessment for the Continicent Fund. JOHN A. HARRISON Chairman. 

The Eev. R. Hinos, T). D., offered the following resolution, 
rhich was adopted : 

jR€9ol9€dt That the salary of the Bishop for the ensuing year be twenty-five hundred 
bnartf, and as much more ad may be raised from the Asucssment for the support of the 
Kffiseopate. 

The Rev. J. J. Ridley, D. D., offered the following resolution : 

Whkeeas. Under thp Mutfitio Law it was mndored obli^iory upon the " Klert 
l^ttion" to pay n full icuth ui thctr itnuual iDComfr for Ib^ malnteiiiitii^v of the tmblii* 
vwshipof God and^the iui»ni>rt of th(} n^cdy ; iind ffA^^rftu, theru it uo ititlDiuUim of h 
ihsnir in the Divine mitHl, n^udoriiijir it munUcitt that it in no longer Hiii wiU that Hi* 
ilNiples should raise uaimaJly tor i^n prnpoirution of tht^ Gt^<<jFoU and an vtibirRcd 
ehamTv At least, as much ha a tenth of their iucomD ; bu it thcrcfc^r?. 

H0aoived, As the cxprttseiau of the mind of this Convetiligti, that it U tho dut>* of 
cnry Ohriatian lo devote to the ri^uisq of iho (iuefpcl, m tiuch of it» charitifi8 ua h<s may 
thoope, at least as much as a tenth of bii» Ln^iotuf!, 

Retoivedf That thi^ C\cti!^ of Tcnnesac^e he rpqiiestcd to bring the gufrsition ofthe 
liWral contribution of i\ ^i-c^ihi* -^iint 1** the chu.^p of God /inmially* befors their rotiyre- 
utioni, and imprc8H upon the minds of the j[>eople something like a proximate sense of 
vity.to God, Uis Church, Uis Gospel, and Uit> poor. 



14 JOIRNAfi OF CONVENTION 

On motion of tho llov. Dr. Ridley, the rosoluiiou was laid c 
the table for future consideration. 

Rev. George II. Hunt, in tho abuonce of tho Rev. Williami 
Gray, Chairman, submitted the following report from the Co^ 
mittee on a Memorial to the General Convention on the sabw 
of the Bivibion of Diocesea, which was accepted, and it idj 
resolved that a memorial be prepared and signed by the ottm 
of the Convention and be forwarded to the General Conventioi 
Repof't of Committee on Memorial to tiie General ConveiUm 

Ttt the Otneral Convention of the Protrttant Epyiropal ChMrrhin the United Staie§: I 

The Cicricy and Laity of the Dioccflc of Tenne^iieo in Conrontioii aMembled, bdi 

deeply impressed with the arvcnt necciiflity which exists for a speedy diriiioa if iH 

profient Dioce«c, and tho conBcquent redaction of the extent of territory 

the care of a sinirle BiHhop, would ''■'* " "■^"'^ *- -■— 

thelcsH prevented and rendered 
present Constitution imposes upon 
docs, that ** No new Diocese shall 
{Supporting Parishes, or less than f 

Diocese be formed if thereby an:^ 

than thirty sclf-suyiporting Parishes, , 

render these conditions possible to the Church in Tennessee within any 

your petitioners deem it of tho first importance, if not absolutely easentfal, thai 
shall be an increase in the Episcopate, and a corresponding reduction in the 
their jurisdiction and charge, . 

For in this Diocese especially, where the work of the Church in ftlmost entlrilrfl 
missionary character, the frequent presence and direct personal fuperrisinn of the Mi 
is almost an indispensable condition to the growth and progress of the Church : forkil 
is who can best and most effectively go forth into the waste places where the OhinhJ 
at present unknown, and there present the claims of Catholic andprimitireChriftidl 
to those without. He also it is who can best seek out and provide for the wants ef Ml 
tered and isolated members of the Church, revive their decaying interest, arouse IM 
drooping energies, and cause each to become (what they ever should M,) eentSHR 
Church infinence and the nuclei of future Parishes ; while he alone oan call oit^ 
engage in the work an adequate number of men, and then properly direet andoeili 
their efforts. Hence it is that Arre, where the Churoh is at present but a little floekM 
tered sparsely over a wide extent of country, forming but small and feeble ParisbM ■ 
best, and witn but few Clergy to minister to the wants of her people, or to labor for tl 
increase of her strength, it is just here that frequent Episcopal visitations art M 
needed, while it is of the utmost importance that they should be neither brief I 
hurried ; and hence a division of this Diocese seems to your petitioners to be thai 
step to be taken towards advancing the growth and progress of the Church in TenneM 
and they would therefore pray yon to remove from the Constitution of the Church li 1 
United States all and ever^r restriction to the division and subdivision of any ezitd 
Diocese : and thus render it possible for themselves, and others, to consult and prsri 
for the pressing wants of the Church in their midst. 

And, forasmuch as whenever such privilege of division is aeeorded to erca I 
weaker Dioceses, and by them exercised, it must result under our present sjrstfB 
representation, in giving to them an undue preponderance in the legislation of) 
Churoh, to the manifest detriment*of the just claims of those sections where tho Chn 
ij much 8tronii[er in numbers, and therefore entitled to a greater influence and a ■• 
controlling voice in legislation : your petitioners would therefore suggest and beg yi 
favorable consideration of the Viropriety of at once constituting the Church in ei 
separate State an Eccleaiaetical Province^ and of providing that, as such, (whether es 
posed of one Diocese or many,} they shall bo entitled to an equal representation ii \ 
Councils of the Church. This would preserve, despite fhture divisions of ozltti 
Diooeses, tho present ratio of representation, (except in the cose of those two Sti 
which already contain each two Dioceses, and these might therefore be madejan en 
tion, and if they so desire, be formed into two Provinces each,) and it would eia 
each of such Provinces to consult tho evident interests of the Church within its bow 
as to the erection of now Dioceses, without its action therein affecting the rights 
interests of tho Churoh in other Pro vinoes, whore a different course might be deea 
most expedient; in other words, the Church would nowhere be forced into the mnltii 
cation of Diooeses in order to maintain its present voice and influence, while yet 
might be left free to make such divisions whenever and so soon as the interests of 1 
Church seemed to demand them in that section or locality. 

Your petitioners would also call your attention to the fact that this systafli 
Provinces, while it will obviate the necessity for tho total severance of the many boi 
and common interests which naturally unite the members of the ohorch thronghi 
each separate State, may furthermore be made the means of proven tinr the ehoieso 
Bishop from ever devolving upon one or two Clergymen with the Lay Reprosentati' 
of only as many Parishes or Missionary Stations, by the very simple provision tl 
\Thent'ver a Diooce for whioh a Bi.xhop is to he eleeted shall contain less than si 



DI0CE9S OP TENNESSEE. 15 

tin* Parishes, or fewer than Preibyten. the election of i«uch Bishop fihall bi« 

not by that Diocene merely, bat by the Cleny and Laity of the whole Provinr** 
pmTviied in ronneil ; while eaeh Provineial Council may alto be required to pm- 
nr the support of every Bishop within such Province, except where the General 
■tion may consent to the erection of a Missionary Diocese, when it mifht alfo 
« to itnelf the right of electinir such Missiooary Bishop. 

iMT petitionem would therefore pray that the Provincial sjrstem shall thus be 
I fmm basis of all provisions for future divisions and subdivisions of existinir 
■M. GEO. n. HUNT. 

J. F. J ETT. Committee. 

rhe President preflcntc<l an invitation from the Secretary of 

CSolambia AthonaMim, inviting the members of the Convention 

ritness some of the school exorcises, which was accepted, and 

hour of three oVloek was appointed for the visit. 

Bev. Chas. F. Collins presented the report of the Treasurer of 

ififtii-An^lican Fnnd, which was received, and the Treasurer 

f directed to call upon the delinquents to pay the amounts 

Iped by them. 

bmotioDythe Convention proceeded to the election of officers. 

ae following gentlemen were elected as members of the 
ioft Committee : The Rev. J. T. Wheat, D. D., the Rev. 
irge White, D, D., and the Rev. J. J. Vaulx, and Messrs. Wm. 
Stephens and John P. Trezevant. 

Xhi motion, the Convention proceeded to the election of Depu- 
rto the General Convention : Revs. J. T. Wheat, D. P., Wm. 
wmy, Samuel Ringgold and James Moore, of the clerg}-. and 
(■n. Francis B. Fogg, William II. Stephens, George R Fair- 
lb and John F. Jett, of the laity, were elected. 
ILr. Frederick W. »Smith was unanimously re-ele(*ted Treasurer 
die Diocese. 

Xettrs. E. P. McNeil, D. I. Wells and W. B. Miller were re- 
eled Trustees of the Episcopate Fund. 

The Rev. George Beckett was elected as a Trustee of the 
IrersjUr of the South for the Diocese of Tennessee. 
Mr. W . B. Miller was re-elected Treasurer of the Episcopate 
I Pension Fund. 

Kr. W. B. Miller was re-elected Treasurer of the University 
he South for the Diocese of Tennessee. 

The Rev. R. Hines, D. D., and the Rev. James J. Vaulx, of the 
qn; and Messrs. Frederick W. Smith and Edward Bradlcnr, of 
laity, were re-elected as the Missionary and Education Com- 
«ee. 

The Rev. John A. Harrison, the Rev. R. Hines, D. D., and Mr. 
Atis B. Fogg were re-elected Trustees of the General Theo- 
jfaal Seminary. 

The Rev. Samuel Ringgold moved that the next Convention 
tei in Trinity Church, Clarksville, on the Wednesday after 
iaity Sunday, 1869, which was unanimously carried. 
On motion, the Convention adjourned until 4 o'clock this 
hnoon. 



18 JOURNAL Or.COWTBNTION 

Friday Afternoon, 4 o'c 
The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 
Mr. "William H. Stophonfl offered the followinp^ res 
which was adopted : 

Renolned^ That the Convention proceed to the election of alternate deleff 
iHeneral Convention, who Rhall he numbered from 1 to 4 in each order, and w 
•jrder of their number nhall take precedence in filling vacanciest. 

Mr. Francis B. Fogg presented a communication from, 
mittee of the Trustees and Patrons of the Sewanee Cg 
Institute, which was referred to the Committee on the Edn^ 
Institutions of the Church in the Diocese : 

^ Wixcn ESTER, Haiv 

Tff th*" Right lit v. ('. T, Qaiutard mid Diocese of T»^niie§iiec in CtrnvetUion: 

At a recent meeting of the Trntitees nnd PatronR of the SewaaM -< 

Institute, the undersigned were appointed n Committee to addresfi yon on m 

the school here, now under the control of the 'Rev. Mr. Snced, assisM 

Ainsworth. ^ 

We would respectfully say that we regard the school, as now oondnefeod^ 

wav one of the best managed schools in the State. The most perfeet ditdpttl 

in the school, and our sons are adYancing rapidly in their ■tadies. Hi 

Daring the present session there have been about sixty students enrollelSj 

or forty of whom have been in constant attendance ; the prospect for a liff^ 

k the next session being very enoooraging, inasmuch as the competition that _ 

exif>ted will be discontinued, ana everything considered, we regard the 

nucleus that may be made to grow into a first-Hslass literary institution. 

It affords the Committee much pleasure to recommend the school to 
patronage and encouragement of the Diocese. 

Very respectfuUy, J. 0. 81 

J.J.AL, 
J. D. JOl 
We, the undersigned Vestrymen of Trinity Church, Wincheiiter.do 
i ndun!o the above. TIIOS. 

j.c.sr 

CUTLl 
C.P.Ci 

The Hev. Henry P. Hay, D. 1)., Chairman of the 3 
Committee on the Constitution and Canons, made the fl^ 
report, which was made the order of the day for to^ 
morning at 10 o'clock : " * 

Amendment to Article IV of the ConstUuHon* ' 

BeBohed, That the words ** also, each Missionary Station having twenty^ 
communicants shall be entitled to representation by one Lay Delegate, to M^ 
by the Missionary in charge, or in case of vacancy by the EcolosiaBtioal aaU» 
Diocese : said Lay Delegate shall not be privileged to vote in any clection."J 
ArUcle IV of the Constitution. HBNRY P. HAY;Ol 

R.A.COBBS. 
W.H. STEPHENS. 

The Eev. W. J. Ellis presented a report from St. Paul's' 

Sunday School, Nashville, which was referred to the Coi 

on the State of the Church. The following gentlemen were 

alternate delegates to the General Convention : 

1. Rev. George H. Hunt, 1. W. B. Reese, 

2. J.J. Ridley, D. D., 2. Wm. H. Harding 

3. R. A. Cobbs, 8. James P. Wood. 

4. George N. James, 4. C. M. Barker. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until to-morroi« 
ing at 9 o'clock. 



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BeTpB. F IIROOKE, 

BoT. KICUARD IIIWES, D.D- 

RftT, J A M Kii J . V A LI LXj 
Hev, J T WHEAT. D. D., 
Rcir, J,M. t^CHWKAR* 
ReT, J M. iiUHVVRAR, 
Ret. W.C GRAY, 
Rev. JOHN A. UARUISON, 



Rot H. A.COBBS, 
Rbt. WM.J KLLIS, 
Rey.JAMKS M^QRE, 
Rev. W.T. HELM, 
Rer.J, il, BOWLES 
Rev. W. T. HELM. 
Ri-r.gA.'^ILrLL UlNOliOLD, 
Rer.OEO. H. HUNT. 
Rev Mr. RtlUKETT, 
Hev Dr. IL F HA¥ 
Rcr. M* BOYCE. 

Rev LUCIUS N.VOTGT. 
Rev, (iKO. 5. JAMES, 
Rev, ihUJ4AS W. HUMES, 



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, Mr.Mn F. Jett submitted the report of the Treasurer 
' Dbceaei which wb« accepted: 



of tho 



DIO0S8I OP TINNX88BS 17 

JPOUBTH I>AY. 

Saturday Morning, May 23. 

B^Rer mominfir prayer by the BevB. J. T. Wheat, D.D., W. T. 
Bm and L. N. Voigt, the roll was called and the proceedingH 

jBBterday were read and approved. 

rThe Kov. George N. James submitted the following resolution, 

pich was adopted : 

Whibkas, For the better a«certaininff the state of the Chnrch, it it necessary that all 
Khial Reports be the same in form : therefore. 

Memipetf, That the Form of the Parochial Report required by this Diooese shall be 
VI printed on the inside of the front cover of the ConventioD Journal. 

The Eev. Chas. P. Collins, Chairman of the Committee on 
ibe Lands and Parsonages, submitted the following report, 
ich was accepted and the Committee was continued : 

Bepart of Cotntniitee on Qlebe Lands and Parsonages. 

The Committee on Qlcbe Lands and Partonaces report from the Mission of the 
nation, at Tullahoma, the donation by Oen. Moore of one lot of irroiind (one acre) 
ich to build a Chnroh. CHAS. F. COLLINS. Chairmp 

The fiev. K. Hines, D. D., submitted the report of P. W. Smitn, 
, Treasurer of the Missionary and Education Committee, 
h was accepted : 

' of Treasurer of Missionary and Education Cknnnhittee. 

5I0NARY AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE %,* account tciU F. W. SMITH. 

Dr. 

; W, 1867. To Bishou QuinUrd'« onlcr - » 16 00 

21, •* •* Rev. Samuel Kinnold l.'^O 00 

Balance ~ 2157 

Ck. 

May. L5, 18t'»7, By Balance rendered » 16 75 

•* 18, •• " .T. F. Jett, former Treaourer 15 60 

•* 20. *• ** St. LazaruB Church 6010 

•* Calvary rChurch 99 90 

Nov. 11. •• •* St. Paul's Church. Athens 2 22 

•• Uev. (loo. N. Jamen, 300 

$186 67 1186 67 

May J, 1868. By Balance % 21 67 

Mkmpeis. May 1. 1868. F. W. SMITH, Treasurer. 

Mr. John F. Jett submitted the report of the Treasurer of tho 
Mocese, which was accepted : 



18 JOUBNAL OF OONVINTION. 

JBepore ixf JHoeemm TrtasuTtT. 

THE CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE tnaceomit imA ?. 

_ SMITH, Treaturer, 

1867. Di 

May 18, To BaUnoe. peraccoant rendered ~- ~ ..^IM 

Old Balance for printing Joiinukl***--^- »— .......m..^......»^...»«. 1 

Blank Book for accounts — - — •»- 

Printing Journal of last ConTention***— » » - ^^,^^ 11 

PoBtago on Journal ,..,-- — ..» ~ ^..•. 

Insurance on Episcopal Residenee ~ - U 

Bishop Quintard, on aoeonnt of salary .»«•».... -^ ^..^......... ........ Ui 

Freight on Journal of Qeneral Convention m«m 

Balance ~ - ^ % 

Cb. 

By St. John's Church, Knoxyillo ^ .^ $ 165 00 

Immanuel ** LaQrange ~ ^.....^.^ 66 75 

Otey Chapel. Shelby Coanty -- -.. 3i 76 

Christ Churcli, NashviUe 562 50 

St James' Church, Bolivar 135 00 

Grace ** Memphis 96 25 

Messiah " Pulaski «.. 28 15 

St Paul's " Athens 17 16 

Trinity " CUrksvllle ^ 225 00 

St. Thomas " Somerville 46 00 

St Matthew's " Covington ^ 19 70 

St. Luke's " Jack*on 168 75 

St. Lazarus ** Memphis - 337 50 

Calvary •* *• » 175 DO 

Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville ^. 25 00 

St. Paul's Church, Chattonooga — 35 81 

St Paul's " Franklin - - 28 00 

Trinity " Tipton County « 84 S8 

Zion " Brownsville - 56 25 

St. Anne's " Edgefield 56 25 

St. Peter's ** Columbia « «.. 115 30 

St. Mary's ** Memphis 450 00 

Jno. Baird, Treasurer of Pension Fund- » 147 83 



93078 83 1911 



July 7, 1868, By Balance $ 202 55 

P.W.SMITH, Treasurei 
PARISHES IN ARREARS ON ASSESSMENTS TO MAY 23. 1868. 

Calvary Church, Memphis "1650 ' ^ < St. Thomas' Church, Somerville .SI 

Grace *• " 128 7 Immanuel *' Ripley «. i 

St. Peter's *' Columbia. 53 4j Advent ** Nashville ..-. { 

St John's •* Ashwood 1:^1 ^.il St. Anne's " Edgefield 

ht. Luke's ** Jackson '2!^ i:s Trinity ** Winchester 

St John's '• Knoxville - Hit 5^i St Andrews ** Murfreesboro ... 

Ravenscroft *• Tipton County 274 ^t7 Redeemer ** Shelbyville : 

St. .James' " Greenville lh 37 St Paul's ** Athens - 

St. Paul's ** Franklin 5^ T4 Good Shepherd " Chelsea ~ 

Zion •• Brownsville 27 &(i St. Matthew's ** Covington — 

St. Mark's ** Williamsport 8:i 74 ' Holy Trinity " Nashville ] 

St. Paul's *' « hattanooga ~« 4(J Wi 

Total 131 

Mr. John F. Jett offered the lollowing resolution, which 
adopted : 

Refiolved^ That the Treasurer bo instructed to amend hir' report to the Cunve 
so as to embrace all payments to this date, May 23, 186S. 

The Eev. K. A. Cobbs offered the following resolution, wl 
was adopted : 

Whrrkas, It may sometimes be expedient to dispose of a portion or portions • 
real estate belonging to the Parishes of this Diocese, the title to which may be vest 
the •• Convention " as Trustee ; therefore 

Renolvd^ That the Bishop of the Diocese be and is hereby constituted the ac< 
the Convention to make such sales, upon the previous written application of the Vt 
if there be a Ve.mry, which sale shall be subject to confirmation or disapproval b; 
(••invention of the Dioneyo. 



DI00E8B OF TSNNE68SE. ID 

2 That when Pariibet may hare bean dissoWed, learing property unprotected, the 
•lop thall have aathority. in behalf of the Convention, to take charge of and protect 
k property, retpeet bein« had to the righti of the Parish 

The Ecv. F. L. Knight, D. D., proposed to postpone the con- 
eration of the report made yesterday with reference to amend- 
nt to A.rticle IV of the Constitution, to the next Convention. 
The Bev. George N. James, offered the following resolution, 
ich was adopted : 

Served, That the report of the Committee on Missionary Organisation bo referred 
le Standing Committee on tlie Constitution and Canons. 

The resolution offered by the Eov. J. J. llidlcy, D. D., on yes- 
day, was taken up, and, on motion of the Kev. Dr. Jlldley, 
erred to a Committee to report at the next Convention. 
The President appointed the Revs. Dr. liidley. R. A. Cobbs 
i William C. Gray the Committee. 

T-'e Rev. L. N. Voigt submitted the following report, which 
3 adopted : 

Separt of Committee on CkmstUution and Canons. 

The Committee on Constitution and Canons would report that the report of the 
imittee to prepare a plan for the organisation of Mi8Sionar7 Stations be not con- 
md as a Canon, but a plan to be followed as nearly as practicable for such purposes. 

R A.C0BB8. 

WM H STEPHENS. 

F. B. Foao, 

L. N. VOIGlf. 

The Rev. Samuel Ringgold, Chairman of the Committee on 
le State of the Church, presented the following report, which 
fts accepted and referred to the Bishop for completion before the 
lUication of the Journal : 



20 JOURNAL OF CONVSNTIOM 

The Uov. K. A. Cobbs offierod the following resolutionB, which 
were carried : 

Kesohed, That three hundred co^icijof the Journal uf this Convention, with tke 
Rules of Order, be printed for distribution. 

Betolvedj That the Bishop and Seeretary be retj^uested to condense the matter tow 
printed, (as far as practicable,) irith a view to dfuiinishinr the expense of theiajB«,ii 
much as possible. 

The Bev. R. Hinos, D.D., offered the following resoliilioD, 

which was adopted : 

Beitolved, That the thanks of thii* Houvention be tendered to the Rev. Dr. Whnt 
for the kind and impartial manner in which he has presided. 

Mr. William H. Stephens offered the following resolation, 
which was adopted : 

Be*olved, That the thanks of the Convention be tendered to the Rector of thii 
Church for his kind and considerate attention during our session, to the Prinripaliai 
Teachers ofthe Columbia Female Institute, and of the Columbia Athens9am, for tMr 
civilities, and for the opportunities which they have afforded us of witneosinf the ntf 
interesting exercises of their respective schools, and to the citixens of Columbia for tkdr 
hospitalities, so trooly and gracefully bestowed 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until '-J o'clock thi« 
afternoon. 



iSatubday Afternoon, 3 o'clock. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

The Bishop, having arrived this aflernoon, was welcomed in 
hehalf of the Convention by the Eov. J. T. Wheat, D. D., President 
pro tem., to which the ^Bishop responded. Ho then read liia 
Annual Address. 

The Rev. Henry P. Hay, D. 1)., submitted the following report, 
which was received and the Committee was continued : 

The Chairman of the Committee appointed at the last Convention to codi& tb< 
Constitution and Canons of the Diocese, reports that being unable to obtain the informs- 
tion necessary to a correct completion of this work, the Committee is not prepared to 
present the Constitution and Canons in a form for publication. 

HBNRY P. UAY, Chairmsn. 

The Rev. F. L. Knight, D. D., Chairman, submitted the follow- 
ing report from the Committee on the Educational Institutions of 
the Church in the Diocese, which was adopted and the accom- 
panying resolution was passed : 

ICejmrt of CotntnUtee on MductUiomU ItMtUuiians. 

The Committee on the Educational Institutions of this Diocese have received and 
considered reports from the Columbia Institute, the Rev. G. Beckett, A. M., Rector, sod 
the Bedford University, the Rev. U. P- Hay, D. D., President. A memorial has sIm 
been presented from the Trustees of the Sewanee Collegiate Institute, Winchester, tki 
Rev. U. U. Sneed, A. B., Principal, setting forth its prosperous condition, and recom' 
mending that Institution to the patronage of the Diocese. This paper having been read 
has placed the Convention in i>o8sesaion of all the facts of the case. Information bw 
however, been communicated to the Committee, showing that an important change hu 
been developed in the progress of this school, altering its legal title, and placing it io 
the high position of a chartered Church institution, empowered to confer degrees, and 
securing iU property and management to the Bishop and Diocese of Tennessee. As il 
does not appear that heretofore, by any formal action in Convention, the claims of the 
Sewanee Collegiate Institute have been acknowledged, this report presents an oppor- 
tunity, of which your Committee avail themselves in a resolution appended, to prooun 
iu adoption as a school ofthe Diocese. 

Reference may also very properly be made to the University of the South, a report 
of which has been rendered to the Convention by its Commissioners: and which oagh 
to be regarded as an enterprise of special interest to this Diocese, both on account of it 
location and the consideration that there is the beginning of the School of Theology, foi 
the training of our youth for the Christian Ministry. 



DIOCESE OP TENNE88EE. 21 

Tbtoe «chuoU hav« been in operation for the year uaat, with perhaDu as large u 
nciire of taccees generally u the otrcnmitanoes of the tlmeii would allow, and ,are 
cordinffly recommended to the earnest fostering care of the Diocese, as strong point:i 
bt held and improved for the benefit of the Church in Tennessee. 

The Bedford University is a chartered institntion. containing a clause in its 
srter requiring the President to be a communicant of tne Church in good standing; 
ttlthoogh your Committee believe that under its present management it will be con- 
sul in achurchly manner, they doubt whether Home formal action be not needed to 
are the continued fidelity of its adhesion to church principles, by making it more 
eiMly subject to the direction of the aathoriti«s of the Diueese, and they offer a reso- 
ioD to that effect herewith 

To the Columbia Institute too great praise c^an hardly be awarded, and upon 
■nhmen in Tennessee there cannot be laid too urgent a plea that they oenter n^on it 
iirbest influences and their choicest patronage. The thorough churchly education of 
rdaoghters, even more than our sons, tolls in the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ 
u extent not to be overestimated. And we trust it will become a matter of increasing 
nre, as well as of conscientious duty, with Churchmen at large to rally to the support 
til such schools, as they would best serve that Holy Cause which tlicy should have 
•t at heart. 

B ttoived, That this Convention approve the action by which the 8ewanee Collegiate 
ititate has been developed into the Sewanee College,, with a charter securing its 



te has l>een developed into the Sewanee College, with a charter securing its 
r and management to the Ecclesiastical anthorities of this Diocese, ana do 
\f reeommend it to general fk vor and patronage. 



1S& 

(SigTKKh r L.KXXGHT.D.D .Chairman. 

JAMES MOOKE. A.M., 
.1. U. BOWLES, M. A., 
H. H.SNEED. 
X F. B. FOGG. 

Tho Rev, Honry P. Hay, D. D., moved that a Committoo of 
ree Clergymeii and two Laymen be appointed to dratl suitable 
«o1ntion8 concerning the decease of the late Presiding Bishop 
id the Bishops of Oregon and Missouri, and that the same be 
jwad upon the Journal and published in tho Church Journal^ 
merican Churchman, Pacific Churchman, and Southern Churchman. 
ommittee : Revs. Dr. Hay, R. A. Cobbs and John A. Harrison, 
ad Messrs. Wm. H. Stephens and D. I. Wells. 

After singing the Gloria in Excehis, and prayer, the Convon- 
on adjourned sine die. 

J. T. WHEAT, President pro tern. 

Richard Hines, Secretary. 

John M. Schwrab, Assistant Secretary. 



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i',n]i\,A*/i •/*'/ v/.'-iV; and of-e ^.olorei chili. 

A'J/;.,/.>.V;r<:'i t.h<: ifoiy CommTiLiori id a number of persons on 
.^'.• lif.t:*r,*:ri *. filauUitiorj. 

>///*/ :^'r f WVr^jfirtij^'/<yy.;— Convocation services at Bolivar, the 
;'.;/;.♦ lU:: ».li'; i'/i'-JiO/i, Jiftv. li. llinor;. Rev. J. A. Harrison, Bev. 
'. J ^'oiLr.*-.. I^5V. J. M. Schwrar, and the Rector. Rev. W. C- 

A». fiii/lit, j*aro':hiul frii.ssionury meeting, addressed by Rev. 

J.' Uthtf, IftSkU. 

Mtni :;0. ( Aar.t'.ny.ion Day.) — Bishop and all the Clergy in and 
iifoiiiid t.)i<-, fjmnccl, robed. Morning pra^-er by the Rector* 
i\i$unii\iu\>tu tt\^\^'^^ by tho BiHhop. Sermon and address to the 
r'li'.rpryr by Uio Hinhop. Iloly Communion administered by the 
i'.Mlio|f, iiriniHUtd by Doans Uinos and Harrison. 

At iiif/lit, Hi'TvicoH by Rev. Messrs. Harrison and Schwrar, and 
•i^ririoii by l(<iv. (*. K. (foUinH. 



BIOOIBB OF TENNESSEE. 23 

May 31. — (Friday ^ — ^Holy Commiinion administered at 6 
o*etoek a.m. by the Bisnop. 

At 11 o'clock, services by Hev. Messrs. Hines and Collins. 
Sennon by Hev. Mr. Schwrar. 

kl night, services by Eev. Messrs. Collins and Schwrar. Ser> 
mon by Kev. Mr. Hines. 

June 1. — {Saturday.)— ^o\y Communion at 6 a.m. by the 
Bishop. 

At 11 A. M., services by Rev. Messrs. Hines and Schwrar. Ser- 
mon by Rev. C. F. Collins. 

The Bishop rode into the country to make a pastoral visit. 

At 8 V, M., services by Rev. Messrs. Hines and Collins. Sermon 
by the Bishop. 

June 2. — {Sunday after Ascension,)— M Sunday School the 
Bishop catechised the children. 

At 10^ A.M., Rev. Messrs. Harrison and Gray read morning 
prayers, Rev. Robert Croes and Rev. J. M. Schwrar assisted the 
BiBDop in the Communion services, and the Bishop preached. 

Afternoon, Rev. Messrs. Hines and Collins conducted the ser- 
vices for the colored people. I baptized five adults. Rev. Messrs. 
lines and Collins both preached, and the Bishop confirmed five. 

At 8 p. M., Rev. Messrs. Collins, Hines and Schwrar conducted 
Krrices. The Bishop preached, confirmed two persons, and 
delivered an address. 

Junes, — ^Baptized in private one adult (Mrs. Roystcr) and four 
children. 

In Calvary Church, Memphis, I united in the bonds of holy 
matrimony, Mary B. Martin and Wm. E. Bagley. 

At the request of the Board of Trustees of the University ot 
the South, I made an effort to raise funds for the erection of 
additional buildings at Sowanee. My visit was confined to the 
Diocese of Georgia. 

June 9. — {}\^it Sunday.)— I preached in St. Peter's Church, 
Home, (jra., both morning and night. At morning service I 
administered the Holy Communion. I baptized an adult. 

June 10. — Preached at night at St. Peter's Church, after 
evening prayer by the Rector, Rev. Wm. C. Williams. 

June 11. — Preached at night in St. Peter's Church. 

June 12. — Preached at night in St. Peter's Church. After this 
1 was taken ill. I was unable to continue my labors until 

June 23. — (Sunday.) — I preached in St. Phillip's Church, 
Atlanta, Ga., and made an appeal for the University of the South. 

Left for Augusta. 

June 26. — I visited the grave of Bishop Polk, and in pious 
memory of the saintly dead I placed a cross of evergreens over 
his grave. 

June 27. — Preached at night at St. Paul's Church, after even- 
ing prayers by the Rector, Rev. Wm. H. Clarke. 
June 28.— Left for Savannah. 



24 RECORD OF XPISCOPAL ACTS 

June 29. — At night, after evening prayers by Bev. Chas. H. 
Coley, in St. Stephen^s (colored) Churcn, I preached, confirmed 
twelve candidates, and delivered an address. 

June 30. — {Sunday.) — After morning prayer by Rev. Mr. Coley, 
confirmed twelve candidates and delivered an address. 

At 5 p. M., after service by the Sector, fiev. Cameron Mcttae, I i 
preached in St. John's Church, confirmed four candidates and 
delivered an address. ^ 

At night, I preached again in Christ Church. 

July 1. — Accompanied by Rov. Mr. Coley, I left for Macon, 
where I arrived the same evening. 

July 2. — ^Divine service was celebrated in Christ Church, by 
the Rector, Rev. H. K. Rees, assisted by Rev. Messrs. Coley and 
Comish. I preached, confirmed five candidates and delivered an 
address. 

July 3. — Loft for Marietta. 

July 5. — In St. James**Church, Marietta, after morning proyen 
by tho Rector, Rev. Samuel Benedict, assisted by Rev. J. J. Hunt, 
I preached, ordained Mr. Wm. H. Hunt, Deacon, and administered 
the Holy Communion. 

July G. — Accompanied by Rev. J, J . Hunt, I visited a mission 
at Dalton, which is under Mr. Hunt's charge. 

July 7. — I preached to a good and attentive congregation in a 
hall which is temporarily used for services. 

July 11. — Left Rome, Ga., for a visitation to the Parishes in 
East Tennessee. 

I arrived in Greenville on Friday, the 12th of July, and was 
received moat cordially by my venerable friend, Mrs. Dr. Williams. 
Mrs. Williams is one of the oldest and moat devoted members of 
the Church in East Tennessee. 

Rev. John P'oater is in charge of St. James' Church, and i« 
doing very much to revive the life of this feeble Parish. 

July 14. — After Divine service by Rev. Mr. Foster, 1 preached 
both morning and night in St. James' Church. At night I con- 
firmed four candidates and delivered an address. 

July 15. — After evening prayer by Rev. Mr. Foster, I preached 
to a full and very attentive congregation. 

July 16. — Rev. Mr. Foster accompanied mo to Knoxville, where 
we were joined by Rev. George N. James, of AthenH. 

At night, after services in St. John's Church by Rev. Messrs. 
James and Foster, I preached. 

July 17.- -Morning prayer was said by the Rector, Rev. Thos. 
W. Humes, assisted by Rov. Mr. James. Mr. Foster preached an 
admirable sermon. 

At night, I preached, confirmed ^ve candidates, and delivered 
an address. 

July 18. — Morning prayer was said by the Rector, assisted by 
Mr. l^oflter. Sermon by Kev. George N. James. 



DI00X6B oy Timnsm 25 

In the aflemoon, a colored congregation assembled in the 
lurch. After prayers, addresses were delivered by Rev. Messrs. 
imee, Poster and myself. 
I preached at the night service. 

July 19. — Accompanied Rev. Mr. James to Athens, where 1 
iftched at night. 

July 20. — ^Divine service was held both morning and night in 
Paul's Church. I preached at both services. 
July 21..-Con8ecratedSt. Paul's Church. Mortiing prayer was 
i by Rev. Mr. James, and I preached. 

After evening prayer, I preached, confirmed two candidates, 
1 delivered an aadress. 

July 22. — ^Having been invited to Cleveland by sundry citizens, 
'. James accompanied me in my visit, and at night, after even- 
5 prayer, in a .rresbjrterian house of worship, I preached to a 
■ge and very attentive con^nregation. 

July 23. — After morning prayer by Rev. Mr. James, I preached 
ft good congregation at 11 o'clock a. m., and after the service I 
^inted a committee of persons favorable to the establishment 
an Episcopal Parish in Cleveland to attend to the preliminaries 
f holding stated services in the town. 

July 25. — Reached Shelbyville at one o'clock. The Rector, 
l«v. Dr. Hay, was absent ; but I found Rev. Harvey Judd, Deacon , 
ft charge of the congregation. 

At night, Mr. Judd said the service. I preached, confirmed 
hree candidates, and delivered an address. 

I left the next day for Clarksville. 

July 27. — ^After service at night by the indefatigable Rector, 
Bev. Samuel Ringgold, I preached. 

July 28. — Morning prayer by the Rector, assisted by Rev. L. 
L.LarU)n, M.D. I preached and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. 

In the afternoon, after using a few collects, I addressed the 
founger portion of the congregation on Church work. 

At night, the Church was crowded to the utmost. I preached, 
confirmed twenty candidates, and delivered an address. 

July 29. — Left in the morning for Nashville. 

At 4 p. M., service was said in the Church of the Holy Trinity 
yEev. W. T. Helm, assisted by Rev. James Moore, Rector of the 
)hnrch of the Advent. I preached, confirmed nine candidates, 
^d delivered an address. 

At 6 p. M., I baptized and confirmed a sick person in private. 

August 1. — ^Attended a meeting of the Trustees of the XJni- 
enity of the South, at Sewanee. There not being a quorum, no 
winess could be transacted. 

Daily prayer was said. 

Augutt 2. — At 5 p. m., the Holy Communion was administered 
y the Bishop of Mississippi in a room of the south wing of Otey 



26 RBGOBO OF XPISdOPAL ACT8 

Hall, after -which the Bishops, Gler^ and Laity moved in pn 
cession to a spot selected for laying the corner stone of 8 
Augustine's Chapel. The stone was laid by Bishop Green, Cha| 
cellor of the University of the South. A processional hymn wi 
sung, and the Doctors of Divinity wore appropriate hoods ov< 
their surplices. 

August 4. — St. Peter's Church, Home, Ga. After mornin 
prayer by the Kector, I preached, confirmed five candidates, an« 
administered the Holy Commuion. 

After service I drove sixteen miles to the Church of the Goa 
Shepherd, Cave Spring, where, after service by Mr. Williams, \ 
preached, confirmed three candidates, and delivered an addrea 

August 5. — Confirmed a sick person in private. 

Left Eome for New York, and being detained at Kingston fin 
several hours, arrangements were made for a service in | 
Methodist meeting-house. Evening prayer was said by 
Williams, after which I preached, confirmed two candidates, i 
delivered an address. 

After the service I continued my journey. 

August 11. — Preached in the morning in St. John's, and ^ 
night in St. Andrew's Church, Stamford, Conn. 

In the afternoon I administered the Holy Communion to nj 
venerable and beloved parents. 

August 14. — Sailed from Boston on the steamer China fiw 
England, to be present at a Conference of Bishops of the Anglicai 
Communion, in Lambeth Palace. 

Eeached Liverpool on the morning of the 2-lth, and left ontlw 
same day for Oxford, where I specially desired to spend my firi 
Sunday in Mother Church. 



DIOOBSE OF TXNlfSSSES. 27 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 



Calvary Church, Memphis. George White, D. D., Eector. 
Baptisms: Children, 62 ; adults, 3; total 65. Confirmations, 
13. Marriages, 26. Burials, 39. Sunday School teachers, 8 ; 
scholars, 100. Number of communicants cannot bo given with 
exactness. Collections: communion offerings and private dona- 
lions, S668 92; appropriated for the relief of the poor and for 

Church purposes. W eekly offerings, $51 0, received by the Treasurer 

and by him applied to the current expenses of the Church. 

Salary of the Rector, $2400. 

Memphis, Tenn., May 20, 1868. 



St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis. Eichard Hines, D. D., Dean. 

r* the Rt, Rev. Charle* T. QuitUard, D, D., X. X. D. BUIiop cfthe Dioee§e c/ Tennentt : 

Baptisms: Adults, 3; infants, 21; total, 24. Confirmed, 1. 
Communicants: Present number about 90. Marriages, 5. Burials, 
19. Public Services ; Daily morning and evening prayers. Sun- 
day School : Teachers, male 2, female 7, total 9 ; pupils, about 80. 
Bible Class: Members, 8. Offertory, $210 93. Appropriated: 
Support of the Episcopate, $400 00 ; Contingent Fund of Conven- 
tion, $50 00; Pan -Anglican Fund, $100 00; Church of the Good 
Shepherd, $300 00; Church Charity Foundation, $45; total, 
S1105 93. Amount of indebtedness of the Parish, about $3500. 
Amount of salary : Proceeds of offertory, about $40 per month ; 
arrears of salary in past years, about $1400. Name of the Trea- 
surer of the Parish, Henry Forrester. Twenty-two of the 
baptisms, three of the marriages, and fifteen of the burials were 
performed by Rev. R. A. Simpson, during the absence of the 



Grace Church, Memphis. B. F. Brooke, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 5; infants, 9; total, 14. Confirmations, 16 ; 

candidates now prepared, 30. Communicants, 153. Marriages, 

^- Burials, 12. Sunday Schools: 1 ; Officers and Teachers, 15 ; 

scholars, 150. Amount received: Offertory and pew rent, $3768 00; 



28 PAROCHIAL RIP0BT8. 

Ladies' Belief Association, $7869 62 ; donation from a firie 
$400 00 ; subscription for new Church, $2547 00 ; comman 
alms, $114 84 ; total, $14,699 46. Amount paid on Church d 
consumed the neater part of monies received, leaving ye 
Church debt to be paid in a short time of $4300. 

May 20, 1868. Wm. R. Hunt, Treasurer. 



St. Lazarus Church, Msmphis. J. T. Whrat. D.D., Bee 
In the absence of the Rev. Mr. Rogers, (the founder and i 
Rector of this Parish,) I had the temporary charge of it for n 
months. At Raster, Mr. Rogers having resigned, I was called 
the permanent rectorship. For these ten months, the follow 
report is respectfully sabmitted to the Right Reverend Bishop 
the Diocese : 

Baptisms: Adults, 1; infants, 23; total, 24. Confirmed, i 
Bishop Wilmer, of Louisiana,) 10. Communicants : Last rep 
86; removed, 13; died, 3; added, 65; present number, 1 
Marriages, 6. Funerals, 7. Sunday School : Teachers, 12 ; schoh 
80. Contributions : Weekly ofTertory, $872 65 ; communion all 
$270 14 ; other sources, $1135 45 ; Sunday School, $67 57; amoi 
of pew rents, $3753 03 ; total, $6098 84. Appropriations : 
venUon assessment, $337 50 ; Church Home, flOO 00 ; Past do 
and current expenses of Parish, $5361 M ; total, $6098 84. Gl 
gyman's salary, $2000. Treasurer of Parish, Wm. F. Boyle, E 



Otet Chapel, Shelry County, Rev. J. M. Schwrar, Priest 

charge. 
Baptisms: Adults, 3; infants, 3; total, 6. Communican 
Last report, 32 ; removed, 4 ; present number, 28. Marriag 
White, 2; colored, 1; total, 3. Sunday School : Teacher, i 
Rector; pupils 6, comprising a few children in the immedi 
neighbornood. Servxces on &e first and second Sundays of 1 
month : the afternoons of which I devote to the colored people 
the Sunday School numbers 11 pupils. Collections : Commun 
alms, $51 18; oflfering for support of Rector, $107 02; oti 
sources, for improvements, etc., $124 98 ; toUl, $283 18. App 
priations: Episcopate assessment, $30 00; contingent assessmc 
$3 75 : Bishop's expenses to Pan Anglican Council, $25 00 ; si 
port of Rector, (^with board,> $107 02; improvinar the Cha] 
$104 57 ; other purposes, $12 84, total, $288 L^. 



Immaxukl Church, LaGrangr. Rev. J. M. Schwrar, Rect 

Baptisms : Infiiuits, white 9, colored 1 ; total, 10. Commu 

cants : White. 50 ; colored, 2 ; toul, 52. Marriage$^ 2. Buru 



DIOCXSS 07 TSNNK8SIE. 29 

1. Sanday School : Teachers, 6 ; pupils, 30. Services on the second 
aad third Sundays of the month . Collections : Communion alms, 
(86 92 : weekly o£Eerings« $46 15 ; contributions for support of 
^ I^tor, to pay the debt for repairs, etc., $241 80 ; total, $374 87. 
Appropriations: Episcopate assessment, $50 00; contingent assess- 
meDb, $6 25 ; Bishop's expenses to Pan-Anglican Council, $25 00 ; 
on account of the debt on the Church, $80 10 ; incidental expenses, 
$16 00; on account of Bector's salary, (with board,) $179; other 
purpodes, $18 52 ; total, $374 87. Balance of indebtedness on 
account of repairs, $216 90. Name of Treasurer, William A. 
Houston. 



• Church Home, Memphis. B. A. Simpson, Chaplain. 

TkeRuBev. C. T. Quintard, D.D„ L,L.D.: 

RiQHT BsYBBBND AND Bear Sir: The first eight months of 
the past conventionall year I remained in charge of St. Marj^^'s 
Parish, Memphis ; and since being relieved of which I havo been 
ttting as Chaplain to the Church Homo and performing mission- 
iry duty, chiefly among the poor of the city. During the year I 
kayo baptized 4 adults and 46 infants ; have assisted at the Holy 
Communion 11 times ; solemnized Matrimony 4 times ; officiated 
It 32 burials; read service 346 times; preached 125 sermons, and 
made 29 addresses ; I havo visited regularly the General Hospital 
tnd the Infirmary, and have made upward of three thousand 
ptstoral visits. 

Baptisms, etc., performed by me are included in the returns 
from St. Mary, Calvary and St. Lazarus' Parishes. 



St. Luke's Chubcu, Jackson. John A. Harrison,. Bee tor. 

TotUBt, Bev, C. T. QuitUard, J)»D,, LJj.D,, Bitkopcf TcHuenee: 

The undersigned respecUully reports that within this Parish 
there are now : Families, 46 ; communicants, 87. There have 
been since the last Convention: Marriages, 4; baptisms, (infants) 
10; burials, 7. There are in the Sunday School : Teachers, 6 ; 
bible class, 1 ; pupils, 75. The contributions have been : For 
repairs on the Church, $222 50 ; previously contributed for the 
same, $185 00; total, $450 50. The communion oflorings havo 
been $182 00 ; and have been appropriated as follows : Bishop's 
expeoseetoEuropo, $50 00; to Church repairs, $32 00; contingent 
fund of Convention, $18 75 ; other purjposes, $81 25. Monthly 
collection for current expenses, rocentiy established, $26 40. 
There have been collected on the assessment for the support of 
the Episcopate, $150 00. Total expended, $808 90. The usual 
services have been held on Sundays and the other holy days of 
the Church, and throughout the season of Lent. The name of 
the Treasurer of the Parish is Thomas J. Caruthers. Amount of 
Bector's salary, proposed to be raised this year, $1200. 



30 PAROCHIAL REPORT. 

Trinity Church, Clarksville. Samuel Bingoold, Beet 

Baptisms : Adults, 15 ; infants, 19 ; total, 34. Confirme 

Communicants: Last report, 170; added, 45; lost by rem 

12; died, 3; present number, 200. Marriages, 6. Burial 

Sunday Schools : 5 ; teachers, 25 ; scholars, 240. 

The work of enlarging our Parish Church was begun in 
and finished in December last, at a cost of about six thoi 
dollars. St. Andrew's Chapel was begun in August and fin 
in October, at a cost of fifteen hundred dollars. These imp; 
ments have given us more than double the number of sittingi 
wo had before. We have five Missionary Stations in the ca 
One of these congregations have built for themselves a 
handsome and convenient school-house Church ; and anothe 
the contract made for a beautiful little Chapel. These Mie 
have done more within the past year towards making our CI 
known to the people throughout the county than had 
accomplished in the whole previous history of the Parish. 



L. L. LuRTON, Missionary. 
I have been engaged as a Missionary within the boun( 
Trinity Parish, Clarksville. My work has been so intim 
connected with the Bector's, (Bev. Samuel Binggold,) that 
unable to make a separate report without infringing upon 
which pertains to his parochial report. 1 have performed p 
services at some one of our Mission Stations once or tw 
averaging — every Sabbath during the year. I may mentioi 
field of operation only in which my work is not shared in b; 
Bector. I refer to the Tennessee Orphan Asylum, at which 
I have hold a children's service, averaging twice a month fc 
past year, and would respectfully commend this Institution t 
kind sympathies of our people. It is a good work, though stai 
aloof from any direct Church influence! 



St. Matthew's Church, Covington. Bev. C. F. Collins, 1 

in charge. 

I report to the Bight Beverend, the Bishop of the Die 
Baptisms: Infants,!. Communicants, 24. Marriages, 3. 
munion alms, 835 70; other collections, $601 47; total, $6; 
Appropriated : Support of the Episcopate, $35 00 ; contii 
fund, $4 27 ; Pan-Anglican fund, $25 00 ; organ for the Ch 
$400 00 ; widows and orphans in the South, $27 20 ; sala; 
Minister, $110 70; total, $637 17. 

At Bavenscroffc Chapel, I have baptized 1 infant; buri< 
Treasurer of the Parish, Andrew Hamilton. 



DZO0B81 or TIKNlBSll. 31 

Trinity Ghuboh, Tipton County. Bev. C. F. Collins, Eector. 

I report to the Bight Beverend, the Bishop of the Diocese: 
Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; iofants, 7 ; total, 9. Communicants : Be- 
moved into the Parish, 2 ; removed from the Parish, 10 ; died, 3 ; 
present number, white 47, colored 40, total 87. Marriages: White, 
1; colored, 3; total, 4. Burials, 10. Communion alms, $22 40; 
other collections, $248 75 ; total, $271 15. Appropriated: Support 
ofthe Episcopate, $150 00; contingent fund, $18 75; Pan-Anglican 
hnd, $30 00; Church expenses, $50 00; total, $271 15. Sal^y 
Sector is entitled to receive, $800. Treasurer of the Parish, J. F. 
Jett. 

I resigned the rectorship of the Parish on the Sunday before 
the Convention. 



ZioN Church, Brownsville. Bbv. B. A. Cobbs, Bector. 

Baptisms: Infants, 2. Communicants: Present number, 29. 
Marriages, 3. Sunday School : Teachers, 2 ; scholars, 60. Com- 
mnnion alms, $100 40 ; other collections for all purposes, including 
Sector's salary and assessment for the Bishop's support, $1515 50. 
Amounts thus far paid by the Treasurer, $1761 75. The com- 
mnnion alms have been expended as follows : Convocation pur- 
po6es,$25 00; prayer book, etc., $15 00; domestic missions, $10 00; 
repairs and maintenance of Church, $43 90; charity, $6 50. 

Treasurer, John C. Chilton. Bector's salary, $ ; of which the 

Parish pays $1000. 

The present Bector entered upon the duties of this Parish on 
the let day of September, 1867, since which date services have 
been regularly held. From the very commencement, the attend- 
ance upon the services has been most gratifying and encouraging, 
and such as to inspire strong hopes with regard to the future 
growth of the Church in this flourishing town. Having had no 
Episcopal visitation during the past year, no Confirmations are 
reported, though it is hoped that several will be found ready to 
take this step when the Bishop shall next make us a visit. That 
the Rector's efforts have not been altogether without fruits how- 
ever, is seen in the interest which has been excited in regard to 
the improvement and completion of the Church building. The 
interior has been repaired, renovated, and greatly beautified. 
Contracts have also been let out for finishing the tower and paint- 
ing the woodwork of the exterior ; and from the spirit now mani- 
fested there is good reason to hope that before the close of the 
present season the Church will be entirely finished and sub- 
stantially inclosed. 

Of the amount above reported, $105 was a Christmas offering 
from two female communicants ; the principal portion of which 
was expended in the purchase of an altar table and lecturn of 
neat and appropriate designs, heavily and substantially executed 



32 PABOOHIAL BEP0BT8. 

in black walnut. And in addition to a variety of other article 
presented by different individnala, another female commanicai 
has recently given an excellent bible for the lecturn. $302 of tli 
amount mentioned above was specially subscribed for the pni 
chase of a cabinet organ; an enterprise which was initiated tm 
successfully pushed through by the younger members of th 
Vestry, who, by their zeal, their energy, and their readinent 
assume responsibilities, have given evidence of great promise & 
future usefulness in the Church ; and 3250 of this same amooB 
above mentioned was contributed by a firm in Cincinnati, Ohk 
through the agency of the Senior Warden, James P. Wood,£8q 
who has been most active and untiring in his efforts for beaati^ 
ing the Church and resuscitating the Parish, and whose many act 
of kindness and of thoughtful consideration towards himself per 
Bonally the Rector would here most thankfully acknowledge. 



Christ Church, Nashville. Wm. J. Ellis, Rector. 
Baptisms: Adults, 9; infants, 55. Communicants, 201. Mai 
riages, 9. Burials, 9. Sunday School : White, teachers 20, scholar 
125 ; colored, teachers 16, scholars 150. Services twice on Sun 
day, and once in the week ; twice a week during Lent, and dail; 
during the latter part of the season. Services in the afternoon c 
Sunday, and on Thursday nights at a Mission Station. Receipts 
Weekly offering, $691 29; communion alms, $399 93; othe 
sources, 83416 95 ; total, $4507 97. Expenditures : Rectoi 
S2209 62 ; Bishop, $500 00 ; charitable purposes, $436 55 ; e^ 
penses, $1167 42 ; balance, $194 38 ; total, 84507 97. Treasuw 
of the Parish, D. R. Johnson. 



Church of the Advent, Nashville. Rev. James Moore, Rectc 
Baptisms : Adult, white, 3 ; infant, white, 5 ; total, 8. Coi 
municants: Last reported, 91; died, 2; removed, 14; strick 
from the roll, 4; added, 30; present number, 103. Mamag< 
White, 9 ; Burials : White, 6. Offerings on Sundays and he 
days, $625 00: other offerings in the form of individual subscri 

tions, $ ;* total amount contributed to current expenses, $ — 

About $7000 have been pledged towards the completion of t 
Church, a considerable portion of which has been paid in. 

It will be seen by the above that this feeble congregation h 
suffered much by removals, occasioned chiefly by the unsettl 
condition of the times. Our losses, however, as far as numbe 
are concerned, have been made up by the addition of new mei 
bers, but so limited are the means of the present congregati< 
that the burden of expenses falls heavily upon a very few. T 

^ The Treasurer of the Parish, P. P. Peck, Esq., being absent from the city, I 
unable to give the total amount of offerings and contributions toward the eurr 
expenses. J. 11 



DI0CE8E OF TENNESSEE. 33 

^reat want to bo supplied before wo can realize much improve- 
mont in any respect, is a suitable place in which to celebrate 
Divine service. But few persons can be induced to attend regu- 
larly in a basement room, which is dark, damp and uncomfortable, 
or at least has the reputation of being so; when the same neigh- 
borhood abounds witn places of worship of commodious size, 
comfortable accommodations, attractive music, etc., etc. So that 
we cannot hope for any considerable increase in numbers, or any 
of the elements of strength and usefulness, as long as we have to 
Htniggle with our present disadvantages. But we are something 
better off than we were a year ago; and if the Vestry can see 
their way clear to resume the building, that very resumption will 
give an impetus and new life to our enterprise ; and once in 
possession ot a suitable and attractive sanctuary, we shall have 
no reason to doubt our ultimate success. 



C'HrRCH OP THE Holy Trinity, Nashville. W. T. Helm, Koctor. 

Right lin, C. T. Quintard, X/.D.. L.L.D,, Bithoficfthe Diocttt of Tennemtt: 

Dear Sir : The following report from the Parish of the 
Church of the Holy Trinity for the ecclesiastical year 18G7-8, is 
respectfully submitted : 

Baptisms: Adults, 6; children, 21 ; total, 27. Confirmed, 8. 
Jtarriages, Jl. Burials, 0. Services : Sunday mornings at Trinity 
Church, and evenings at St. Peter's Chapel, in North Nashville. 
Holy Communion administered monthly; number of actual coni- 
inanicants, about 14. The Sunday School at Trinity Church has 
boen kept up for the past nine months under a heavy pressure oi* 
opposition, and though reduced in the number of pupils, is believed 
lobe in a healthy condition. Tlio number of children attending 
the school at present is about *UK About the same number 
attend the Sunday School at St. Peter's Mission. Financial 
Atfain* of the Parish : Amount of communion alms, SKI 15 ; 
<>llier collections^ including individual contributions applied to 
payment of current expenses of the Parish, 872 110; domestic 
inibsions, 83 00; special assessment, ^5 00. Kent of room and 
'urrent expenses of St. Peter's Cha])cl from May, 18(17, to March, 
1SG8, inclusive, 8Jn 00; raised from ditferent sources, including 
''ffertories at the Mission, for ))ayment of above, S!)l 00. 

It was considered most advisable not to accept thelotofgnmnd 
lieretofore reported as having been donated to this Mission, ajs it 
^as found to be less in size and not as favorably located as we had 
l»eeii led to expect. A lot was therefore purchased by me as 
Trustee for the Church, in December last, on very favorable 
terms, and on the fourth of the present month the building was 
commenced. The foundation is of stone and the superstructure 
^'fwood. The entire length of the building is titly-six I'eet, and 
'•^j'lth twenty-eight feet. This includes a chancel recess and 



34 PAROCHIAL REPORTS 

small vestry-room. Tho Church will be of Romowhat contracted 
(Innenfiions, us will bo Boen by thc«o figures; but it is as large u 
wo could venture to build with our limited means, and will be 
commodious enough for the present want. 

Last winter 1 visited the Eastern cities to solicit additional 
contributions in aid of this Mission Chapel, but only succeeded 
in obtaining about two hundred dollars over and above ray 
expenses. 

The following figures will exhibit the present condition of this 
work, financially: Total amount of money paid in on subscrip- 
tions to the present date, J1014 75. Total amount of expenditures, 
including traveling expenses, the purchase of building material, 
a small payment on the lot, and the pay of workmen to present 
time, S728 98; cash on hand, 8285 77; total, SlOU 75. Balance 
of subscription not yet collected, say ^COO 00. 

It is believed that the amount lell on hand, with the subscrip- 
tions to be collected, will enable us to finish the building so as to 
be ready for use in a few months. I feel that God has helped u« 
continually' in this work. To Iliiii be the glory. 

May 19, 1868. 



St. Annf/s Cninirii, EdiievieIiI). J. II. Bowles, Rector. 

Tn ihr Right Rev, C. T, Qnintanl, I). IK, L.L,I).: 

Baptisms: Adults, 10; infants, 27. Confirmations, (part of* 
class,) S. The Sunday School contains on the list of teachers ar» 
pupils about 50. Contributions for Church purposes, about $5(^* 
Olfertory, about SIOO. Assessment paid, $56 25. Among tl:^ 
baptisms there were several colored. It has been extreme 1 
difiicult, owing to the stringency of the times, to raise money f<c: 
any purpose. 



St. Paul's Mission Sunday School, Nashville. T. Cooley, Sop! 

Our humble mission having been mentioned at the meeting oi 
the Convention of last May, the officers and teachers of tho schooi 
report that the Mission still lives, and has had an encouraging 
measure of success during the past year. 

It was organized about tho 15th of August, 1866, and during 
tho following fall and winter we seldom had an attendance of 
more than thirty scholars and teachers together. During the 
past year our average attendance has been fifty, and was seldom 
less than forty, even in th<* most disagreeable w^eather. 

We have one hundred and twenty names on our books. Wo 
have learned to be slow in erasing the names of our scholars, as 
we find they are apt to return to us after they have been drawn 
away to other schools. 

We regard our Mission as the child of Providence in its 
financial support, for assistance has not Ihhmi wrung from unwilling 



D10CKS£ OF TENNBSMliK. ^*^ 

heart*; but inoDoy has coino to uk Hpontaiieoiislj', and wo have 
hidcnpugh for prosHing needs. Notwithstanding, if we had been 
ab!o to oommaud moro, we might have enlarged our field of 
operations. 

We have had oar difficalties and hindrances; still the result 
has been in accordance with our efforts, and our reasonable hopes 
have been realized. We have had in our library: 20 Bibles, 20 
Teetaments, 8 or 10 dozen catechisms, 8 dozen primers, 6 dozen 
prayer books, 5 dozen gospels Mark and Luke. Have expended 
for the Mission : $150 for rent of room for two years, S30 for 
repairs, $20 for organ (due $50), $30 for festivals (Christmas and 
May), $6 for bookcase. 

Among the members of the Mission we have had one confirma- 
tion and five baptisms. We have had six sermons preached to us 
in oar Mission room. 

Believing that we could double our numbers if the children in 
the neighborhood had proper clothing, the females of the school, 
during Easter week, organized a sewing society in order to meet 
the necessities of the case. 

By the prayers of the good and the blessing of God we hope to 
have something better to report next year. 

Bv order of the Mission Society. Secretary and Librarian, 
Ed. D. Fisher. 



Columbia Female Institute. Geo. Beckett, Principal. 

Having, with the annual return of the Convention, to render 
an account of our stewardship, to our Diocesan and Brethren, we 
are reminded most feelingly that another scholastic year, with its 
grave responsibilities and manifold cares and anxieties, is drawing 
to a close, and must soon be reckoned with the past, but that the 
true results of our labors can only be fully known in that world 
towhichweare so rapidly hastening. Though our number of 
papils has not been as large as last session, yet, considering the 
general destitution of the country, and how seriously it has 
aifectod all educational institutions, we feel assured that the 
Columbia Institute must prove a great success. We repeat what 
was 80 clearly and emphatically stated in our first report, that the 
religions teaching of this Institution will be of no uncertain 
character, but will be in strict accordance with the principles and 
formularies of our beloved Church. As Churchmen we have 
I'eaBon to rejoice that our system of education is in beautiful con- 
formity to the requirements of infinite wisdom, in all its aims, 
provisions and general requirements. We again solicit the earnest 
co-operation of all our Brethren — both clerical and lay, and we 
foel assured that this Institute 'will prove one of the etfective 
missionary agencies of the Church. 



M(; PAROCHIAL REPORTS 

Rev. J. X. Tebiple. 

JCioht Ret. and Dear Sir: 

Since my ordination I have pertbrraed a little clerical service, 
as follows: 

1. From May till October, I celebrated Divine service and 
])rGached about twice a month at St. John's, Ashwood. 

2. I have at other places officiated on two occasions : Once 
at Pulaski, assisting Rev. Mr. Hunt two days ; and once at Sprin^j 
Hill, holding two services on a Sunday. 

ii. I have on all occasions, when not absent, rendered such 
a.4sistanco as was desired here at home to the fiector of St. Peter's. 

4. I have performed one baptism (of an infant) in extremis. 

This mcttgre service has not been what I was willing and 
desirous to do, but what opportunitj'offered in my actual sitnation. 

(\)lumhiji Institute, Mav 20, 1868. 



Edward Denniston, Missionary. 

Dear Bishop: The undersigned respectfully reports that 
since the last Convention he has been regularly employed offiiciatinir 
twice a month to the same congregation of Freedmen reported la.^^t 
your. The congregation constantly increases, and there is more 
interest manifested in the Mission now than ever before. The 
labors of this year were greatly blessed by the presentation of 
20 candidates for conftrmation at the recent visitation of Bishop 
Beckwith. There are now 50 communicants. Baptisms: Adults. 
<>; infants, 5. Burials, 2. He has officiated for the Rector of 
Trinity (Muirch, Columbus, whilst absent last summer at the 
North, and also assisted him in Missionary work at Talbatton. 
and Fort Valley, rroorgia. There are 10 white communicants at 
Talbatton, and 5 white confirmations and 1 marriage ceremony 
has been performed. At Fort Valley and neighborhood there are 
about 20 Church families, but as 3'ot there has been no Church 
organized at this point, as it has been but recently added to the 
Mission. 

Columbia. Tenn., May 21, 1868. 



CiiURCEi OF THE Mbssiah, Phlaski. Geo. H. Hunt, Priest in charge. 

To the Right Rev C, T. Qnintard^ D,D,t L.L.D,^ liihhop of the Diocete of TenHemee. : 

Baptisms: Adults, 2; infants, 5 ; total, 7. Communicants: 
Former number, 25 ; added by removal, 4 ; present number, 2J). 
Marriages, none. Burials, none. Sunday Scnool : Teachers, 5 ; 
pupils, 25. Collections: Communion offerings, 8134 83; special 
collections, 845 05 ; total, $180 78. Appropriated : To assessment 
for the Episcopate, 825 00 ; assessment for contingent fund, 83 15; 
towards communion plate, 847 60 ; to domestic missions, 86 00 : 
to incidental expenses, 856 15; total, 8137 90. There has been 



DIOCESE OP TENNESSEE. 



iio £piscopal visitation during the past twelve months, and con- 
^uently no confirmations. Services and Sunday School have 
^pen maintained regularly; and, during Lent, daily services wore 
leld, with frequent lectures. 



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MvMORiAL Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville, Bedford 
County. Kev. Henry Palethorp Hay, D. D., Rector. Rev. 
Harvey Orvin Judd, Deacon, Rector's Assistant. 
Baptisms: Adults, 9; infants, (white 7, colored 4,) 11 ; total 

20. Confirmed, 13. Communicants: Admitted, 10; received, (J; 

total, 48. Marriages, 2. Funerals, 2. Sunday School : Teachers, 

12 ; children, 69 ; library, 200. 

HlSSIONOFTHE ATONEMENT, MURFREESBORO, RCTHERFORD CoUNTY. 

Baptisms: Infants, 1. Confirmed, 1. Communicants, 17. Sun- 
day School library, 30. Services, from October to March, twice a 
month A cabinet orcan, surplice and stole, and Sunday School 
library have been j>urchased, and some five hundred dollars sub- 
iicribcd towards building a Church. 

Mission of Incarnation, Tlllahoma, Coffee County. 
Baptisms: Adults, 4; infants, 1. Communicants, 11. Clas.<* 
awaiting confirmation. Lot for Church donated by Gen. Moore. 
I append the report made to mo by my assistant. Rev. Mr. Judd. 
In addition to the services in the Parish at Shelby ville, during 
the past year, Missions have been established at Murfreesboro, in 
Rutherford county, and at Tullahoma, in Coffee county, and also 
services for colored people are held once a month in the Church 
of tho Reedcemer, and occasionally elsewhere. Wo also officiate 
at War Trace, where there arc several communicants, as oppor- 
tunitv offers. 

Receipts from May 5, 18t>7, to May 18, 18G8 : From Hon. E. 
Cooper, for chancel and vestry, 8265 68 ; Hon. E. Cooper, for 
memorial window, 8218 00; ladies of Parish, memorial window — 
Rev. J. B. T. Smith, $125 00; Henry Berry and others, Sunday 
School library, 852 70 ; special offertory — convocation missions, 
$23 30 ; special offertory'— Bishop's expenses to England, 825 00 ; 
communion oftertory, 828 15 ; weekly ofibrtory ud subscriptions, 
$1058 23; total, 81796 06. Expenditures: ChAcel and vestry, 
$265 68 ; memorial window and freight — Mrs. Cooper, 8219 50; 
memorial window and freight — Rev. Mr. Smith, 8^25 00; books 
for Sunday School library and freight, 852 70 ; convocation mis- 
sions—to Rev. Mr. Bowies, Treasurer, 823 30 ; special fund — to 
Mr. Trczcvant, Treasurer, 825 00 ; charitable purposes, 828 15 ; 
Rector's Convention expenses, 850 00 ; Sunday expenses, 8297 80 ; 
Bishop's salary, 825 00 ; Rector's salary, 8600 00. 

During tho past year the Sunday School has been more than 
ihreo fold increased ; iU library more than doubled. A magnifioent 



o8 PAROCHIAL UEPORTiS 

chaucel window, the gift of Hon. Edmund Cooper, in inemur 
Ills wife, has been put in its place; also, one in memory of I 
J. B. T. Smith, the lirst Pastor, presented by the ladies of \ 
Parish. A fine Bishop's chair, made of solid walnut, has 
made and presented by Mr. Chas. J. Ward. The KectorhMi 
sented a silver flagon. The congregation is increasing in numo 
and good works. We are anxiously awaiting the Bishop's visiti 
consecrate our beautiful Church. 

Report of Mission Work accompli she.d at Tullahoma, Tenn., duri^ 

the year 1868. 

in the spring of 1801, I was licensed by Bishop Otey to ho 
Divine service as a Reader. Early in 18G7, being tcmpora " 
located at Tullahoma, Tenn., a town of some throe hundred I 
habitants, situated upon the Nashville and Chattanooga Railr 
about sixty-eight miles from the former place. I compliod with| 
request for services upon two or three occasions. In May folio 
ing, on being advanced to the Diaconate, with a license to preab 
I continued to hold an occasional service, as we were able to obt 
use of the Academy building, the only available room in whic 
to worship afforded by the town. 

In the latter part of the summer, having become associated 
with £ev. Dr. Ilay, of Sihelbyville, as an assistant, wo appointei 
a monthly service, which has been continued uninterruptedly to 
the present time. 

AVhen services were first inaugurated at this point, I found brf 
one communicant and one baptized adult. Baptism has beai 
administered to one infant and throe adults, and there are noif 
six candidates for confirmation awaiting the Bishop's visitatioib 
A lot of land containing three-fourths of an acre, upon a mod 
eligible site, has been donated to the Church upon which to oreel 
a Chapel. This lot has been informally deeded to myself and Dr 
Hay, and our successors in the Episcopal ministry — this step 
having been taken without advising with us as to the proper forai 
of the required deed. Over two hundred dollars have been sut 
scribed by the citizens towards the erection of a place of worship, 
and I am assured that considerable more will be given when tfac 
work really begms. 

No collections have been taken up ; those interested in th« 
services having pledged themselves to defray all expenses d 
visitation by voluntary contributions. A small sum more thar 
this amount has been given. A suitable bible and prayer-boob 
for the desk have been generously donated; the former by thi 
Bible and Prayer Book Society, of New York. 

The field is open and abundantly promising. A little pecuniai^ 
assistance and an energetic effort will make this spot bloon 
gloriously. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 39 

ATiEE CoLLEaE, WINCHESTER. II. II. Sneei>, Principal. 
) success of ibis institution for tho past session has oxceeded 
>ectations of those engaged in it. It opened in September, 
rith only sixteen students; the rolls now cull for more than 
thirty or forty of whom are in constant attendance. Entire 
mco has been restored in the community, and it is anxious 
ho school continue under the control and patronage of the 
h. Considering the conditions under which the property, 
. at 810,000, was leased to the Church, J think it highly 
lADt that the Diocese extend a liberal patronage. 
6 Principal is assisted by a very competent gentleman, and 
teachers will be added when the number of pupils justify it. 
^ liberal charter has been granted incorporating the Insti- 
, the Sewanee College, the following persons constituting a 

of Trustees: flight Rev, C. T. (Juintard, B. Dufield, Pete 
y, C. P. Cochran, A. S. Colyar, Samuel Kennorly, Thomas 

S. W. Houghton, J. I). Johnson, Kov. David Pise, Rev. Geo. 
, Rev. W. C. Gray, Ilev. Chas. F. Collins, Rev. Lucius N. 

Rev. Samuel Ringgold, J. C. Shappard. 



7GUSTINE*8 ChAPEL, SeWANEB MiSSION, UNIVERSITY PlACE. 

Rev. F. L. Knight, D. D., Missionary. 
e Missionary reports as follows: 

ptisms: Adults, 2; infants, 8; total, 10 Confirmed, 2. 
lanicants: Last report, KJ ; added, 12; removed, 8; present 
er, 20. BuriaU, 3. Marriages, 3. Corner stone of Chapel 
Dgnst 2d. Ordinations, (to the Diaconate, September 21rth, 
shop Green,) 2. Public services: Sundays, 102; other days, 
total, 327. Sunday School : First section — for the children 
ihers 4, scholars 18; Second section — for Freedmen — 
ers 5, scholars 20 ; total, teachers 0, scholars 38. Sewanee 
ing and Divinity School, 1) students. Offertory, 8104 55 ; 
tions, 87 50; total, $202 05. Appropriations: To Chapel 
S124 23 ; domestic missions, S7 70 ; foreign missions, 85 75 ; 
men's commission, 82 DO ; miss'y of 15th Reg. Y. S. of Xt., 
; enrollment fees Army of Y. S. Xt., 87 50 ; Parish and 
ay School expenditures, 845 00; total, 8202 05. Salary 
ved from Board of Domestic Missions, 8600 00 ; do. from 
tory, 821 30 ; total, 8(521 30. 



North Knoxville. William Mowbray, Missionary. 

^HighlRtv, (\ T, Quintard. J)V., L.L.V.: 

DiAR Bishop : Since October,' 1867, 1 have been laboring at 
^ place. I have established a Mission in the northern part of 
* city, which now gives promise of some fruit. 
The Sunday School is considered a success ; scholars registered, 



40 PAROCHIAL REPORTS 

170; greatest number present at onetime, 124; lowest numbi 
present in cold ^yeather, 60 ; teachers, male 8, female 10, toUd II 
Divine service is held in that section of the city regularly ev«^ 
Sunday morning, at lOi o'clock, and every Friday evening, 
8 o'clock. The attendance on Sunday mornings is comparativi 
small, but there is ^ood hope of larger numbers when wo get inj 
our new Church. The Sunday School and Sunday morning m 
vices are held, by the special favor of Chas. M. Maghee, Esq., in 
vacant part of a steam mill. But on Friday evenings the serviei 
are held in private houses, and the attendance is very large. Ld 
terly, the houses have not been able to receive all who attendd 

I also officiate in St. John's Church every Sunday evening, an 
every Wednesday evening. 

There is, moreover, a colored congregation here, for which 
officiate every Thursday evening. But so far, this does not seei 
to prosper much. 

Marriages : White, 1. Funerals: White, 2. There is a numbi 
of baptisms to be performed, but the parents desire to wait unt 
we get into the new Church. There are also some seven or eigl 
persons looking forward to Confirmation. 

Our new Church building is bordering on completion. It is 
plain, substantial brick building, 30 feet by 50 feet, and stands c 
the rear of a lot on Broad street, which is 50 feet by 208 ftc 
This lot, and also another in that part of the city, were gifts fi 
the benelit of the Protestant Episcopal Church in North Kno: 
ville, and of which Chas. M. Maghee, Esq., was the chief dono 
AVe hope to worship in this new structure on the Sunday ail 
next, the 24th inst. 

I have visited several other points of interest along this line 
railroad, and I think a good work may be done in several place 
but there must be more help. A sybtematic co-operation of i 
the clergy would do much towards supplying the want. 

There are two young men now studying with me who will I 
candidates for Holy Orders. 1 propose to have them licensed i 
Lay Headers, and then they will be of great service in this wor 

1 regret that circumstaiKrcs make it inexpedient for me to I 
present at Convention. 



St. John's CniiRcn, KnoxviTiLe. Kkv. Tiios. W. Hkmks, liecio 

The following statistics for the year ending May. 18fi8, ai 
respectfully reported to the Bishop : 

Baptisms: Adults, 5; infants, 14; total, HI Confirmations, 
Communicants: Former number, 5(5; added, 18; removed, ^ 
present number, 72. Marriages, 8. Burials, 5. Sunday Scho« 
Teachers, lf»; pu])ils, 10(1; total, 122. Expenditures: Foroip 
missions, 870 00 ; Bishop of Diocese — assessment 8r>() 00, travolir 
expenses 810 00— J<(]0 00 ; the poor, 845 20, besides a railroad c= 



DI0C£8£ OF TENNE88EC. 41 

load ul* eoul ; contiugont fund Diocenan Conveution, $15 00 ; 
Church organist, 950 00 ; Sexton, $96 55 ; lights, fuel, etc., $68 42 ; 
making altogether $405 17, being proceeds of collection in the 
Church and a few donations. 

About two thousand dollars have also been contributed by the 
congregation during the past year and applied toward the 
enlargement of the Church edifice. The Eev. W m. Mowbray, late 
of Harlem, New York, has been elected Assistant to the Bector^ 
and now serves in that capacity. A congregation of freed people 
regularly assemble once a week for worsnip, and to hear tno 
preaching of the Grospel, in the Church, by Mr. Mowbray, in 
addition to his other duties. 



St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga. Lucius N. Voiot, Koctor. 

To the HU Rev. Ckarlf T. QuifOard, D. i>., L. L, D, BUhop ufthe Viocete cf TeHut-Met : 

Koport of the Parish of St. Paul's Church, in Chattanooga, in 
the county of Hamilton, for the year ending May 17, 1868 : 

Congre^tion: Families, 18; adults, 54; children, 29; total 
number of individuals, 83. Baptisms: Adults, 13 ; infants, 15 ; 
total, 28. Confirmed, 8. Communicants: Added anew, 16; re- 
moved into the Parish, 8 ; removed fVom the Parish, 16 ; died, 2 ; 
present number, 36. Marriages, 6. Burials, 5. Public services : 
On Sundays, (2 each,) 104; on other days, 30 ; total, 134. Children 
catechised, number of times, 12. Sunday School : Teachers, male 
3, female 5, total 8 ; pupils, male 25, female 20, total 45. Bible 
Class members, 12. Collections: Communion alms, $58 46 ; weekly 
offertory, $94 79; total, $153 25. Appropriated : Support of the 
Episcopate, $30 56 ; contingont fund of Convention, $6 25 ; 
domestic missions, $4 75 ; foreign missions, $111 69; total. $153 25. 
Amount of salary Clergyman is entitled to receive from August 1 , 
1867, $600 per annum. Arrears of salary. May 12, 1868, $388 93. 
Name of the Treasurer of the Parish. Charles Sunquist. The 
repairs on the Church building were finished in the month of 
November, 1867. The first service was held 'on Thanksgiving 
Day, November 28, 1867, when the altar was covered with the 
thank offerings of the congregation. 



St. Paul's Church, Athens. George N. James, Bector. 

T'ttke Rt, Rev. C. T. Quintard, J).D„ L.L.J),^ Ruhopc^ftke Diocete v/ Tenuener: 

llepoi*t of the Parish of St. Paul's Church, in Athens, in the 
county of McMinn, for the year ending May 1, 1868 : 

Congregation : Families, 11 ; adults, 21 ; children, 14 ; total 
namber of individuals, 35. Baptisms : Infants, 3. Confirmed, 2. 
Communicants; Added anew, 2; present number, 16. Burials, 1. 
Pnblic services : On Sundays, 84 ; on other days, 20 ; total, 104. 
Children catechised, number of timoi), 3. Sunday School : Teach- 
en, male 1, female 3, total 4 ; pupils, male 6, female 12, total 18. 



42 PAROCHIAL REPORTS 

Collections : Communion alms, $16 30 ; weekly oifertory aj 
other collections, $283 00; total, $299 30. Appropriated: Su 
port of the Episcopate, $20 00; Contingent fund of Conventic 
$2 88; Pension fund, (Christmas collection,) $1 95; Episcoim 
fund, (Easter collection,) $2 38; Diocesan Mission and Educati( 
fund, $2 22 ; domestic missions, $2 75 ; foreign missions, 8(K 
Caniield Orphan Asylum, 83c.; Freedmen's Commission, $1 (K 
Nashotat, $1 45 ; communion alms, $14 25 ; towards Bishop 
expenses to England, $5 00; current expenses, $28 39; eash pai 
Rector, $200 ; balance on hand, (communion $2 05, other $14 35 
S16 40; total, $299 30, Amount ef salary Clergyman is entitle 
to receive : $300 from Parish, $100 from Bishop, $350 from Mi 
sion Board, total $760. Arrears of salary : $33 50 from Paris! 
$78 65 from Bishop, $116 66 from Mission Board, total $228 8 
Name of the Treasurer of the Pariah, Mr. Adam Burgert. 

The above statement of collections and appropriations is i 
near correct as I can come. I understand thatsome contributioi 
have been made to the Parish, but thoy are withheld IVomtl 
Parish Treasurer; consequently' I am unable to render a corre 
account of the condition of the Parish. 

Besides officiating at Athens, I have held service once a mon 
since July last, at Cleveland, Bradley county, a report of whid 
annex. 



St. Alban's Mission, Cleveland. George N. James, Missionti 

To the Right II fv. C, T, Qiiintard, I)J),,L.L,I).^ Binhapofthe Diocene of Tenntaef: 

Report of St. Albania Missionary Station, Cleveland, Bradl 
county, for the year ending May 1, 1868 : 

Baptisms: Adults, 2; children, 11; total, 13. Communicai 
:>. Services: Sundays, 25 ; other days, 13; total, 38. CoUectie 
Weekly offertory, §43 35 ; contributions, $255 65 ; total, $299 
Appropriated: Organ, $175 30; surplice, $13 65; fumitu 
lamps, etc., $46«57; traveling expenses of Clergyman, $56 < 
balance on hand, $7 48; total, $299 00. 

f cannot, my dear Bishop, speak too highly of the good peo 
of Cleveland who have welcomed the Church to their city. 1 
Committee which you appointed have attended faithfully to tl 
duty. They have fitted up a comfortable room in churchly si 
i n the Masonic Female Institute ; thc}*^ have furnished it witi 
cabinet organ and other necessary articles at a cost of over 1 
hundred dollars; they have hospitably entertained their Missi 
ary, and paid his expenses promptly ;" and all this have they d( 
in an open, fair and honest manner, vithout resorting to any 
those questionable means of " fairs," " concerts," etc., which ; 
so justly discountenance. Some of the friends oi' the Church h 
paid a good deal of attention to the music of the Church, so t 
this portion of the service is rendered quite as well as in ra 
Parishes of many years standing. The responses are very 



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ind improving. Si nee visiting the city with you in July last,! 
have held serviceb there regularly on the second Sunday in each 
month, and sometimes on the fifth Sunday, when there have been 
five in a month. I also held extra services at Christmas and in 
Lent. I have taken to the place one hundred and fortj'-four 
tracts, pamphlets and books, and the friends of the Church have 
read many of them and interested themselves in distributing them 
among their acquaintances. There will be some persons ready 
for Confirmation whenever you can visit them. Our services have 
been uniformly very well attended from the first, and if they can 
be kept ui> and held a little more frequently, I have much hope 
lor the uniform growth of the Church in this place. 



St. Thomas' Chukgh, Somerville. Rev, J. J. IIidley, D.D., Bector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4; infants, 23; total, 27. Communicants : 
Added anew, 11, deceased,!; removed, 3; present number, 39. 
Marriages, 1. Burials, 3. Public services : Sundays, twice each, 
104; during week, twice each, 104. Sunday School: Teachers 8, 
pupils 32. total 41) ; Young Soldiers of Christ, 25 ; subscribers to 
"^oung Christian Soldier," 17. Collections: Offertory, $79 70 : 
domestic missions, 87 50; Episcopate assessment, 840 00; ex- 
pended for organ, 8190 00 ; expenses — repairs to Church, 8440 00: 
, total, 8767 *20. 

The present Hector entered upon the duties of this Parish on 
last Whit Sunday. It had been witliout ])astoral care for six 
years or more, during which time it had encountered the storm 
of war, and been left in a ruinous condition. The bell-tower 
having been lell unfinished, had nearly rotted down ; more than 
one hundred pains of stained glass had been broken out of the 
windows ; it was without furniture, etc. The undertaking was 
made to supply our necessities out of aid to be sought abroad ; and 
I take occasion here to make honorable and grateful acknowledg- 
ment to kind Church people. North and South, for much courtesy 
and for substantial benefits, so as to enable us to place our beauti- 
M Church m perfect repair, with organ, bell, two chandeliers, an 
elegant communion service, bible and prayer-book for desk, bell- 
tower finished and painted, and everything that would add to the 
comfort of worship. The prospects of the Parish are encouraging, 
and give hope that with tiie recovery of our lost political status, 
we may attain to a fair share of prosperity. 



Bedford University. Henry P. Hay, D.D., President. 

Bedford University, Shelbyville, Bedford county, Tennessee, 
was incorporated March, 1767, with a liberal charter, requiring 
the President to be a communicant of the Protestant Episcopal 
Churvh, in good standing. The Trustees, tlic majority of wlioui 



44 PAROCHIAL REPORTS 

lire Vestrymen of the Church of the Reedeemer, elected the Kev. 
Henry P. Hay, D.D., President of the same ; in which capacity 
he has been serving for more than one year. During the year 
over sixty students have been entered on the roll, several of whom 
have been baptized and confirmed. The prospects of the Institu- 
tion are fair, and such as to warrant us to hope will bring good to 
the Church. Application has been made for admission of pupilB 
from several States, which we were obliged to decline, for want of 
further and suitable accommodations. 



Trinity Parish, Winchester. H. H. Sneed, Deacon. 

Baptisms: Adults,!. Confirmations, 4. Communicants, 28. 
Marriages, 2. Burials, 2. Sunday School : Teachers, 4 ; scholars, 23. 

No salary has been received from the Vestry, or any other 
source. The Church building was burned during the war. I have 
been holding Divine service a part of the time in the Court-house, 
and a part of the time in a Chapel fitted up in the Sewaneo Col- 
Ici^iate Institute. The Holy Communion has been administered 
twice by the Rev. Thos. A. Morris. 



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IN MEMORIAM. 



IFhereas, Since the last meeting of this Convention, it has 

►/eased the Great Head of the Church to remove from the scene of 

jeir earthly labors, the Right Reverend Fathers in God, Thomas 

biding Scott, D.D., •Missionary Bishop of Oregon and Washing- 

>fi; Jonn Henry Hopkins, D.D., L.L.D., Bishop of Vermont; and 

fcero Stephens Hawk, D.D., Bishop of Missouri ; and 

JVheredSy The Diocese of Tennessee desires to place on record 
T estimate of their worth ; to lay her tribute of respect upon 
eir graves, and to express her sympathy with her sister Dioceses 
their bereavement ; therefore, 

Resolved^ That while wo deeply mourn what to human vision 
\y seem the untimely deaths of these eminent Servants of God, 
e yet bow in humble resignation to the will of Him who *^dooth 
11 things well." 

Hesotved^ That in the death of Bishop Scott, the Church has 
lost a brave and true-hearted Pioneer of the Cross, who counted 
not his life dear unto himself, but was ready to sacrifice all for 
[Christ, and who, though beset with embarrassments, yet succeeded 
\\n firmly planting the Church in the distant and difficult field of 
i labor to which he was appointed. 
\ Resolved^ That in the death of Bishop Hopkins, the Church 

[' not only mourns the loss of a wise expounder of her principles, 
and a fearless champion of her rights, but also of one who, from 
his pro-eminent ability, his large heart, his liberal views, and his 
Catholie spirit, was peculiarly fitted for the office which, at a most 
E trying time in her history, ho so admiracly discharged — that of 
[ Presiding Bishop. 

L Resolved^ That in the death of Bishop Hawks, the Church has 
lost the services of an earnest-minded and devoted Prolate, who, 
by his zeal, his energy, and his *' prudence in affairs," proved 
himself most worthy of the high office to which ho was called. 

Resolved^ That the Diocese of Tennessee docs hereby assure 
the Jurisdiction of Oregon and Washington, and the Dioceses of 
Vermont and Missouri, of her sympathy in their sorrows, and of 
ber prayers that their seats in the Apostolate of the Catholic 
Church in America may soon be filled by worthy successors of the 
departed Bishops. E. A. Cobbs, 

H. P. Hay, 
J. A. Harrison. 



LIST OF OFFICERS. 



Bishop of the Diocese. 
RIGHT REVEREND CHARLES TODD QUINTARD, D.D. 1..L.I). 

Memphis. 

Standing Committee. 
V. J. T. WuEAT, D.D., Mr. Wm. H. Stephens, 

Y. George White, D.D., Mr. John P. Trkzevakt, 

Ret. J. J. Vaui.x. 

Deouties to General Convention. 
5V. J. T. Wheat, D.D., Mr. Francis B. Fogu, 

:t. Samuel Ringgold, Mr. William U. Stephens, 

sx. William C. Grav. Mr. George R. Fairbanks, 

Ev. James Moore, Mr. John F. Jett. 

Missionary and Education Committee. 

BV. lilCHARD HiNES, D.D., * Mr. FREDERICK W. SmITH, 

EV. Jamks J. Vaulx, Mr. Edward Bradley. 

Trustees of the General Theological Seminary. 
BV. John A. Harrison, Rev. Richard Hines, D.D., 

Mr. Francis B. Fogg. 

Trustees of the Episcopate Fund. 
ME8SH.S. E. p. McNeil, D. I. Weli^s, W. B. Miller. 

Trustees of the University of the South for the Diocese of Tennessee. 
ev. Gkor(;e Beckett, Mr. F. C. Duxnin(;ton, 

Mr. George R. Fairbank.s. 

Treasurer of the Episcopate and Pension Fund. 
W. B. Miller, Esq. 

Treasurer of the University of the South for the Diocese of Tennessee. 
. W. B. Miller, Esq. 

Treasurer of the Diocese. 
Frederick W. Smith, Esg., Memphis. 

Attcrney for the Diocese of Tennessee. 
Wm. H. Stephens, Esq. 

Board to Examine Candidates for Orders. 

WESTERN district. 

tv. J. A. Harrison, Rev. Richard Hines, D.D. 

middle tennessee. 
Rev. Geo. H. Hunt. 



EAST TENNESSEE. 

rr. TUO.MAS W. Humes, Rev. Geo. N. James. 

Secretary of the Convention. 
Rev. Richard Hines, D.D., Memphis. 

Assistant Secretary. 
Rev. John M. Schwrar, Memphis. 



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LIST OF THE CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 



R.?v. Elwarrl Br i Hoy. 
<reor/re Bt^ckott, 
.lodt^diah IliblKird BiiwU*n.* 
Churl OS If. ^'ol^-y. 
Ki)lM^rt Addison ('ol»b<. 
< "i:\rles F. (/v)llins, 
Edward D«»nniston,* 
It«^nry Dun lop, 
W. J. Ellis. 
William (iriih.iin. 
William Oran.' (Jray, 
John (rordon, 
John A. Harrison, 
Henry Palothorp Hay. D D.. 
Richard Hinos, D. 1> . 
Ooorge X.>r!Tian Jarni^^. 
Henry O. Judd.* 
James Junius Vnulx. 
William Vaux, 



H>v. Thinii-; W. Hume:*, D. D., 
(leor-jce H. Hunt, 
Franki;n LiF. Knight, I). D., 
LycurfjUH L(?onidas Lurton. 
James Moor*.*,* 
William Mitchell,* 
Thomas Alexander Morris,* 
William Mowbray, 
Josej)h .lames Kidley, I). P., 
Samuel Rin^<:old, 
M. S. Hoyoe.* 
John Miller Sidiwrar, 
R. A. Simjjson, 
Henry Harrison Sneed,* 
J. N. Tt-mple,* 
Louis I*. TschilU'ly, 
John Thomas Wheat. D. D.. 
Ceur-c White, D. D. 



♦Absent. 



LIST OF LAY DELEGATES OF THE DIOCESE OF TENNESSl 



C. S. Judd, 

William (4osling,* 

R. T. Evan:*, M. D. * 

Albert Mjiyo, 

Robert Malone.* 

John .1. Sherrod,* 

George T. Taylor,* 

F. Kairlax, 

J. F. Jett, 

fR. B. Soinervoll, 

JW. S. Terry * 

^George Anderson Taylor,* 

•j-G. A. Honry, 

Polk G. Johnson, 

11. ir. Liirton, 

to. W. Bennett, 

fGeorge Alwell, 

Atlas J. l*eebh»s, 

Joseph U. Mosby, 

James B. Craighead, 

Charles Sheppard,* 

Alexander Johnson,* 

Franc M. Paul, 

Thomas Plater * 

W. B. Randall,* 

tBenj. Lillanl,* 

R. S. Ewt'll. 

Hunter Nicholson. 

f Alt.>rnates. * Absent. 



f\V. U. Dorria, 
tJ. G. Womack, 
Thomas J. Caruthcrs, 
J. (i. Mann, 
Li»\vis Bond.* 
L. M. Wolcott, 
Frt'drriek W. Smith, 
Jolin W. Fowler, 
W. O. Woodson, 
William IT. Stephens, 
E. P. MeNt-al, 

D. I. Wells,* 
Jerome Hill, 
S. H. Lamb, 

J. P. Trezfvant, 
Dv. S. P. Green, 
.John L. T. Sneed, 
W. K. Johnston, 
+ W. A. Smith, 

E. C. Boyle,* 

(leorgc* R. Williamson,* 
(reorge M. Jackson, 
(i«»orge T. Riddle, 
C. P. Jones, 
(Jeorgf* (j. Butler. 
Francis B. Fog^. 
George S, Blackie, 

F. X. Judson. 



FIRST DAY. 



Clarksville, Tennessee, 1 
Wednesday, May 2G, 1869. j 

This being the day appointed for the Convention of the Prot- 
estant Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of Tennessee, after Divine 
Service by the Rev. John A. Harrison, the Ilev. William Graham 
and the Rev. John M. Schwrar, the Convention Sermon was 
pi-eached by the Rev. J. J. Ridley, D. D., Rector of St. Thomas* 
Oliurch, Somerville, from Ezekiel, xxxiii. 6. The Holy Commun- 
ion was administered by the Bishop, assisted by the Rev. Samuel 
J^inggold. 

Immediately after the service the Bishop called the Conven- 
tion to order. The Secretary called the roll of Clergymen belong- 
ing to the Diocese, of whom there were present as follows : 

Reverends C. F. Collins, R. A. Cobbs, Henry Dun lop, William 
G- Gray, John A. Harrison. Richard Hines, D. D., George H. 
Kunt, George N. James, Franklin L. Knight, D. D., L. L. Lurton, 
^M;. D.J Wm. Mowbray, Jos. Jas. Ridley, D. D., Samuel Ringgold, 
John M. Schwrar, George White, D. D., Edward Bradley, Wm. 
Q^raham, and Louis P. Tshiffely, 

The Rev. George N. James and the Rev. L. L. Lurton, were 
appointed a Committee on Lay Delegates, to whom certificates 
'^^ere referred. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until the afternoon at 
fiv-o o'clock. 



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Wednesday afternoon, five o'clock. 

The Bishop called the Convention to order, and the Secretary 
^^lled the roll. 

The Rev. George N. James, Chairman of the Committee on 
■*-**iy Delegates, reported the following as elected : 

Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville, C. S. Judd, Wm. Goslin 
^Tid R. F. Evans ; St. Matthew's Church, Covington, Albert Mayo, 
^^bert Malone and John I. Sherrod ; Trinity Church, Tipton 
bounty, George T. Taylor, T. Fairfax and J. F. Jett ; alternates 



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R. B. Somervell, W. S. Terry and Goor^o Anderson Tayloi 
Trinity Church. Chirksville. G. A. Henry, Polk G. .TohnRon a¥i 
H. II. Lurton ; nltcrnjitos, C. W. Beaumont, George Ahvell, V 
II. Dorris; St. Lukes Church, Jackson. J. G. Womack, Thoni s 
J. Caruthers and J. (i. Mann; (*alvarv Church, Memphis, Lew 
Bond. L. M. Wolcott an<l Frederick W. Smith ; St. Lazarmi 
(liurch. Memphis. John W. Fowler, W. O. Woodson and Williim. 
H.Stephens; St. James' Church. Bolivar, K. P. McNeal, I). 
Weils and Jerome Ilill : St. Marys ('hurch. Memphis, S. II. Laii^a 
J. P. Trezevant and Dr. S. P. Green ; St. Thomas' ( Mnirch. Som <: 
ville. John L. T. Sneed, Atlas J. IVehles and Jos. K. Mosl^j 
Church of the IToly Trinity, Nashville, James B. Craigliead. (-Im. a 
Sheppard and Alexander Johnson ; Church of the Advent, Xa t= 
ville, Frank M. Paul. Thomas Plater and W. B. Han<lall ; alti. * 
nate, Benjamin Lillard. 

The report Avas received and the delegates were admitted. 

Messrs. Alhert Mayo. J. F. Jett, I^ B. Somervell. G. A. Ilea : 
Polk G. Johnson, L. M. Wolcott, Frederick W. Smith, John 
Fowler, W. O. Woodson, William II. Slej)hens. K. P. McX«-:^ 
Jerome Hill, S. II. Lamb, Dr. S. P. Green, John L. T. Sneed. J i 
B. Craighead. Frank M. Paul, W. B. Randall and Benjamin Vj^ 
lard, answered to their names. 

On motion of Air. James B. Craighead, balloting was dispense 
with, and the Row liichard Ilines, I). I)., was reelected Secretarj- 
The R(^v. John M. Schwrar was reelected Assistant Secretary. 

The Rev. F. L. Knight, 1). D., offered the following resolution, 
which was adoj)ted : 

Hrfuhud, Thnt forms «)t' cortificato« of Lay Delcgtit (».•«, si ml also of Parochial 
Reports, 1)0 jiriiitcMl in blank in such manner that they can bo bound with the 
Journal of the ("onventitui, and sent to every parish and missionary station 
to be tilled up )ind presentetl, according to the rule of the <^onvontion. 

The following resolution, oftered by the Rev. J. M. Schwrar 
was adopted : 

Rfsolrni^ That rierj^ymen of other Dioceses, and candidates for Holj 
Orders, be invited to take seats in the Convention. 

Alternate's from Trinity (Miurcli. ClarUsville, were permitted 
by motion, to lake the seats of the Lay Delegates to-morrow, ir 
consiM|uence of the expected ahseiictt of the latter for that day. 
1'lie following committees were appointed hy the Bishoj) : 
Mission (I nj Co/nniiftrc — Revs. (Jeorge II. Hunt, M. S. Boycc 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 7 

William 0. Gray and William Mowbray, of the clergy, and Messrs. 
WUliam H. Stephens, John L. T. Sneed and S. H. Lamb, of the 
laity. 

Oommittee on Schools — Revs. J. J. Ridley, D. D., Geo. White, 
O. I>., and George Beckett, of the clergy ; and Messrs. G. A. 
Henry and J. F. Jett, of the laity. 

dommittee on Finance — Hevs. Charles F. Collins and Louis P. 
Tsehiifely, of the clergy ; and Messrs. James B. Craighead, Fred- 
crick W. Smith and Polk G. Johnson, of the laity. 

Committee on Canfield Orphan Asylum — Hevs. George White, 
I^. D., R. A. Cobbs and Edward Bradley, of the clergy ; and 
Messrs. L. M. Wolcott and E. P. McNeal of the laity. 

Committee on the Admission of New Parishes — Revs. Samuel 
Ringgold and Charles F. Collins, of the clergy; and Messrs. R. B. 
Somervell and J. F. Jett, of the laity. 

Committee on Unfinished Business — Revs. F. L. Knight, D. D., 
^nt\ Henry Dunlop, of the clergy, and Mr. John W. Fowler, of 
t^ho laity. 

The Rev. George 11. Hunt presented the application of the 
^-^hurch of the Messiah, Pulaski, for admission into union with 
the Convention, which was referred to the Committee on the 
A<1 mission of New Parishes. 

The Rev. John A. Harrison was appointed by the Bishop to 
invite the Rev. Spruille Burford, of the Diocese of Indiana, to a 
Rout in the (Convention. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morn- 
• ing at nine o'clock. 



SECOND DAY. 



Thursday Morning, nlne o'clock. 

After morning prayer by the Rev. Samuel Ringgold, the Rev. 
*^- L. Knight, I). I)., and the Rev. Spruille Burford, of the Diocese 
**^ Indiana, the Bishop called the (.-on vent ion to order, and the 
-^**«i8tant Secretary called the roll. 

The Revs. Cleorge Beckett, M. S. Royce and James J. Vaulx 
Appeared and took their seats. 



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Messrs. Atlas J. Peebles and Joseph R. Mosby, La}' Dole^ 
fi'om St. Thomas' Church, Somerville, appeared and took 1 
aeats. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. 
The Rev. George N. James, (niairnmn of the (-ommitte 
Lay Delegates, reported the following as duly elected : 

St. Peters' Church, Columbia, Messrs. k. S. Kwcll, ill 
Nicholson and W. li. Johnston ; alternate, W. A. Smith ; St. A 
Church, Edgetield, E. C. Boyle, George K. Williamson and Gt 
M. Jackson. 

Messrs. II. S. Ewell, Hunter Nicholson, W. R. Johnston, 
Boyle, George R. Williamson and George M. Jackson ansv 
to their names. 

The Bishop added Gen. II. S. Ewell to the Committti 
Schools. 

The Bishop then proceeded to read his Annual Address,'! 
did not finish, deferring the reading of the balance unti 
afternoon. 

Mr. Frederick W. Smith, Treasurer of the Missionary 
Education P^md, submitted his report, which was referred t 
Committee on Finance. [Appendix A.] 

The report of W, B. Miller. Fls(j., Treasurer of the K]»i8c< 
and Pension Fund, was submitted and referred to the Comn 
on Finance. [Appendix B.] 

An invitation was received, through the Rev. Mr. Lurtc 
/isit the Tennessee Orphan Asylum. 

Mr. James B. Craighead offered the following, which wa: 
on the table for further consideration : 

Canox 7. — Skctiox 2. 
The University of the South nhftll be entitled to one Lay Dolcj^fito 
Convention, who shall he a communicant, and who shall bo elecced a 
time as the Vice Chancellor may appoint, by the communicants who arc 
time domiciled at Sewanee. 

The Uev. (Jeorge II. Hunt offered the following amendm« 
the Constitution, which was laid on the table for further cc 

eration : 

Ri'sotved, That the (^institution of the Church, in Tennessee be an 
by the substitution of the word Council for that of Convention, whcr< 
occurs therein, except where it is preceded by the word General, 

The Rev. F. L. Knight, D. 1)., Chairman of the Committ 
Unfinished Business, submitted the following report: 



•'luHortc'd ftt tbi* clone of the Jouruul. 



DIOCESK OP TENNESSEE. 9 

The rnmmittec on Unfinished Business desire to report that they find on 
Journal the following matters to haTc been postponeil to this CouYcntion for 
further consideration: 

1. The amendment to Article IV of the ConHtitutinn. 

2. A resolution offered by tlie Rev. J. J. Ui^lley, D. I)., respecting the obli- 
I^Htion of a Christian Tithe. 

S. The codification of the (.\>nstitution and (Ninons of tliis Diocese. 

4. The subject of appointing a Registrar for the I>ioces<>. 

F. L. KNKJIIT, 
IIKNRY 1)1' X LAP, 
J. W. FOWLER. 

The report was received. The corisidenitioii of the ninend- 
meiit to the Article IV of the Constitution was made the order of 
the day for to-morrow. 

The Kev. J. J. Ridley, 1). I)., Chairman of the ('ommittee on 
Christian Tithe, Ku])mitte<l a report, which was received; and, 
after discussion, the further consideration was postpone<i. 

Mr. James B. Crai/i^head offered the following resolution, which 
waw adopte<l : 

Resolvcfi, That the thanks of the Convention be tendered to the Lady 
Mm lingers of the Tennessee Orphan Asylum, for their p»>lite invitation to visit 
their institution ; that the Secretary be <lirecte<l to communicate the same to 
till* Managers, together with a request that, owing to tiie press of business 
hefcire the Convention, it will be utterly impoHsible for the nu-mbers to attentL 
as H lKi«Iy. 

Oil motion, the Convention adjourne<l until four o'clock this 
afternoon. 



TliraSDAY AFTERNOON, FOI.R oVloCK. 

The Convention met ])ursuant to adjournment, and was called 
to order hy the Bishop. 

The Convention resumed the consideration of tin? Rev. Dr. 
Ridley's report on the obligation of the (Miristian Tithe, which, 
l^^iT discussion, was, on motion of Mr. William II. Sleiihens, 
*'*^U* finitely postj»oned. 

The Bishop a])])ointed tlie following committees : 
^^ommtttee on dtnons — ]^*vs. John A. IIarri^«on, (Jro. H. Hunt 
^'i'l Charles F. Collins, of tlie cler^'v. and Mcsm-s. William H. 
Stephens and John L. T. Sneed. of thr hiity. 

Com/nittt'f to prrjHin' I)i[jt'sf of tlu (\tnohs nnd Stuntlliuj /irso- 
hfions — KevH. ].. V. Tschitf'cly and (;<'orge II. Hunt, of the 
clergy, and James ii. Craighead, of the laity. 



10 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION 

Assi^ssmmt Cjmnv.tte''--R}vn. George White, William Graham,^ 
George N. James and William Mowbray, of the clergy; an<^E. 
Messrs. Polk G. Johnson, W. R. Johnston, J. P. Jett, Jerome 11111^=. 
J. W. Fowler, John G. Mann, Atlas J. Peebles, S. P. Green, Jas — 
B. Craighead, George M. Jackson, Franc M. Paul and Alberts 
Mayo, of the laity. 

Mr. Iluntor Nicholson was added to the Committee on Schools — 

Committee on that portion of the Bishop's address relative to tht= 
Chureh Honu\ Memphis — Revs. Edward Bradley. James J. Vaul^^s 

and F. L. Knight, 1). 1).. of the clergy, and Messrs. L. M. Wol 

cott and John F. Jett, of the laity. 

Committee on the State of the Church— liavi^. E. 11. Cobbs, Jno — 
A. Harrison and Samuel Ringgold, of the clergy, and Messrs — 
Joseph H. Mosh>' and (toorge R. Williamson, of the laity. 

Mr. Frederick W. Smith, Treasurer of the Diocese, submitted^- 
his report, which was referred to the Committee on Finance — 
[Appendix C] 

The following report from the Committee on the Admission of* 
New Parishes, was submitted, received and the parish admitted : 

The Coiiimittoc on the Admisiiion of Now Parishes having had before thenr 
the application of the rhurch of the iMe^siah, Pulaski, for admission into the 
Convention, find that the Canons of the Church have heen complied with, and 
report in favor of its admission. 

SAMUEL RINGGOLD, 
CHARLES F. COLLINS, 
R. B. SOMERVELL, 
J. F. JETT. 

Rev. Ceorge X. James, Chairman of the Committee on Lay 
Delegates, rep<)rte<l the following delegates as duly elected from 
the Church of the Messiah, Pulaski : Cieorge T. Riddle, C. P. 
Jones and (tcorge (t. Butler. 

Messrs. George T. Hiddle and, C. P. Jones answered to their 
names. 

Kev. M. S. Royce oftcrcd the following resolution : 

Reitolrrd In/ this Convention, That so far as can be done consistently with 
existing nl»ligations, no niissiou station shall be recognized that does not 
de))end upon a i)arish sch(K»l as the primnry means of promoting the growth 
of tiie church. 

On ujotioii of Mr. James B. Craighead, referred to the Mis- 
sionary C(uumittee. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morn- 
ing at nine o'clock. 



DIOCESE OP TENNESSEE. 11 

THIRD DAY. 



Friday Morning, nine o'clock. 

Aftor morning prayer by tlio Ri^vs. C. F. CN)llins. R. A. Tobbfl 
an#l J. J. Ridley, 1). D., the Convention was called to order, and 
tlie Assistant Secretary ealled tlie roll. 

3Iessrs. J. (f. Womaek and T. J. Caruthers. Lay Delegates 
from St. Luke's Church. Jackson, ai>[)eared and took their seats. 

The j)roceedings of yesterday were read and apprc^ved. 

liev. George N. James, (chairman of the Committee on Lay 
lk*l agates, reported Messrs F. B. Fogg. (Joorge S. Hlackie and F. 
X. J udson, duly elected from Christ Church, Nashville, whereupon 
M<'^*srs. Fogg and J udson answered to their names. 

Hev. Richard Ilines, D. I)., ottered the following resolution, 
wli ich was adopted : 

Rtnotvfd, That the next 9fiJi.-*:on of ih.' Coiivciit'oii b? hel<l in St. Lukc'n 
<'liiiTch, Juc'kHon, on Wcdnenday al'tiT the third Sinnlay after Ka.'»ier. lf<70. 

Mr. George R. Fairbanks, Diocesan Trustee of the University 
of t he South, was permitted by the Convention to roail his report, 
wliichwas received. [Appendix J >.] 

Rev. F. L. Knight. D. D., called up the order of the day, viz : 
'* The amendment to Article JV. of the Constitution, which is in 
tVio following wonls : 

Rftolvfd, That the wordH "also, cacli Missionary Station having twenty 

roj3^i8tcre<l communicants shall be entitled to representation by one Lay Dclc- 

6«»-te. tobc appointed by the Missionary in charge; or, in case of vacancy, by 

the Ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese. Said Lay Dclej^ate shall not be 

privileged to vote in any election," ba added to .Vrticlc IV. of the ('onstitution. 

Rev. George N. James moved to amend by striking out ap- 

jiuintnK and inserting eleotrd by said registered communicantR; 

also by striking out *' shall not be entitled to vote;" which aniend- 

»^ents were accepted by Rev. F. 1^. Knight, D. !)., whereupon the 

proposition was put upon its passage, an<l was rejected. 

The Bishop appointed the following Committee on that part 
**f bis address relative to the church property at Columbia and 
oiUor parishes : Revs, (ieorge Heekett ami M. S. Royee, of the 
clergy; and Messrs. Francis H. Fogg, (i. A. Henry and J. L. T. 
Suoed, of the laitv. 



12 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION 

Bov. Samuel Hinggold offered the following resolution, whicl 
was adopted : 

Resolvfd^ That the RectorR of parishes be requested to furnish the Cona 
mittee on Church property an abstract of the title of the deed or deeds b. 
which their parishes hold their church property. 

The Bishop finished reading his annual address. 

Rev. George Wliito, 1). I)., moved that a Committee bo ap 
pointed on that portion of the Bishop's address rehitive to fairs 
etc., for church purposes, which motion was adopted. 

Eev. L. P. Tschiftcly, Chairman of the Committee on Finance 
submitted his report, which was received ; and, on motion, w« 
recommitted to the Committee. [Appendix E.] 

Mr. James B. Craighead submitted the report from the Assess 
ment Committee, pending the consideration of which the Cor= 
vention adjourned until four o'clock this afternoon. 



Friday Afternoon, four o'clock. 

Tlie Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

The consideration of the report of the Assessment Committer* 
was resumed, and the following amendments were passed : 

On motion of Mr. Wm. 1£. Stephens, the assessment on St: - 
Lazarus' Church, Memphis, was reduced from 8400 to $300. 

On motion of Kev. Richard Jlines, J). I)., the assessment on 
St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis, was increased from 8150 to $300. 

On motion of Kev. J.J. Ridley, 1). D., the assessment on St. 
Thomas' Church, Somerville, was reduced from 8100 to 875. 

On motion of Rev. Samuel Ringgold, the assessment on Trinity 
Church, Clarksville. was increased from 8250 to 8280. 

On motion of Mr. Frederick W. Smith, the assessment on the 
Church of the Itedeemor. Shelby ville, was reduced from 875 to 850. 

On motion of Mr. 1^)1U G. Johnson, the amount of 82500, in 
the accompanying resolution, was increased to 83000. 

On motion of 11. II. Lurton, it was resolved that all after the 
wonls 82500. in the resolution accompanying the report, be 
stricken out, and the following words be added: '* and all in 
addition to the above sum, raised by the above assessment, be 
paid toward the reduction of the sum in arrears, to the Bisliop*^ 
salary.'' 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 13 

After the passage of the above amendments, the following was 
adopted as the amended report of the Committee : 

GaWary rhurcli, McmplnR S 600 00 

St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis aOO 00 

St. Laiarus* Church, Memphis 800 00 

Grace Church, Memphis !>(X) 00 

CUurchof the Good Shepherd, Memphis 80 00 

(hey (^iinpel, Shelby county 30 00 

Immamiel Church, LaGrange 2o 00 

Trinity Church, Tipton county 100 00 

St. Matthew's t.'hurch, Covington *20 00 

St. Thomas' Church, Somcrville 75 00 

Zion Church, Brownsville 75 00 

St. Lukes Church, Jackson 150 00 

St. Jnmes' Church, Bolivar KM) 00 

Christ Church, Nashville 5r>0 00 

Church of the Advent, Nashville 100 00 

Church of the Holy Trinity, Nashville 50 QQ 

^t. Ann's Church, Nashville 75 00 

^t. Peter's Mission, Nashville 10 00 

fJoidons Mission, Nashville 5 00 

*^'. l*cter'8 Church, Columbia 100 00 

Trinity Church, Clarksville 280 00 

<^lmrch of the Redeemer, Shelby ville 50 00 

St. Paul's Church, Franklin 25 00 

Church of the Messiah, Pulaski 80 00 

'*^»- John's Church, Knoxville KM) 00 

8t. I*uul's Church, Athens 15 00 

'^t- I^aul's Church, Chattanooga 50 00 

St. Augustine's Church, Vniversity Place 5(» 00 

S^- Albans Church, Cleveland 10 00 

^'Piphuny Church, North Knoxville 10 00 

Aggregate $8,515 00 

The Committee also suggest an assessment of eight per cent, on the above 
'"t? to constitute a contingent fun<l. 

Hefohedj That the salary of the Bishop, for the ensuing year, be three 
"O'lsand dollars; and all in addition to the above sum, raiseil by the a>K)VO 
•*8088ment, be paid toward the reductinn of the sum in arrears to the Bishop s 
salary. 

GKORGK WHITK, Chairman. 

Rev. L. P. Tnchiffely. Chairman of the ('ommittooon Finance, 
^ «08e report submitted this morning was recommitted, reported 
^^ 8ho\vn in Appendix F, and the resolutions aocom]>anying his 
^^port "n the morning were adopted. 



14 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION 

Rev. George H. Hunt, Chairman of the Committee on Mi« 
sionary Work, reported on K'3v. Mr. Royce'H resolution on Parial 
Schools. Report received and the resolutions adopted. [Appera 
dix G.] 

The additional Canon offered by Mr. James B. Craighead, (^ 
Thursday morning, was taken up and passed. 

On motion, the Cunvention adjourned until to-morrow mortz: 
ing at nine o'clock. 



FOURTH DAY. 
.\ 

Saturday Mornino, nine o'clock. 

After morning prayer by the Revs. L. P. Tschiffely antl F. L. 
Kniglkt, 1). D., the Convention was called to order, and the Assist- 
ant Socretar}' called the roll. The proceedings of yesterday were 
read and approved. 

Revs. Geo. White, T). I).. an<l John A. Harrison, of the clergy, 
and Messrs. J. G. Mann. Win. \l. Stephens and W. (). Woodson, 
of the laity, were appointed a Committee on that portion of the 
Bishop's address relating to lotteries, raffles and gift enterprises. 

On motion of the Rev. Edward Bradley, the following Com- 
mittee was appointed on Jiiiles of Order, to report at the next 
Convention: The Bisho]>. Revs. Kdward Bradley and J. J. Rid- 
ley, 1). J)., ot the clergy, and Messrs. J. L. T. Sneed and Wm. U. 
Stephens, of the laity. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. llines. balloting was dispensed with, 
and the foll(^wing Standing Committee was reelected : 

Stand imj Committer — Revs. J. T. Wheat, I). 1)., George White, 
D. I)., Jas. J. Vaiilx. Mr. \V. IL. Stephens, J. P. Trezevant. 

The (-onvention ])rocee(led t.) the election of Deputies to the 
General Convention, and Revs. L. P. Tschiffely and George ^. 
James were appointed tellers. 

Rl'V. R. a. Cobb-* siibniittLMl a repc^'t on the Canfield Colored 
Orphan Asylum, of .Mjmj)his, which was received, and the ac- 
comp.myiiig r."*;)lu .i:)n w.u ;i(l jpt.'d. [Appendi.x II.] 

Rev. Kdward Bradley, Chairman of the Committee on the 
Church Home, Memphis, submitted his report, which was received, 
and the accompanying resolution adopted. [Appendix I.] 



i 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 15 

Eev. J. J. Ridley, D. D., Chairman, Hubinittcd the report of 
the Committee on S<rhool8, which was received and concurred in. 
[Appendix K.] 

Mr. James B. Craigheadofferedtlie following resolution, which 
vran adopted : 

Hesolv^^ That the Chairninii of the Committee on the State of the Church 
be requested to complete the Stati8tical Report of the Parishes at as early a 
Uay as possible; and, when completed, to place it in the hands of the Secretary 
for publication in the Journal. 

liev. George White, I). 1)., submitted the report from the 
Standing Committee, which was received. [Appendix L.] 

The following gentlemen were elected, a« reported by the tel- 
lers. Deputies to the General Convention : 

llev. J. T. Wheat, I). D., Mr. W. 11. Stephens, 

Rev. Wm. C. Gray, Mr. V. B. Fogg, 

Rev. Samuel Hinggold, Mr. J. F. Jett, 

Kev. John A. Harrison, Mr. George 1\. Fairbanks. 

H.'v. Goo. White, Chairman, submitted the following report, 
wliich was accepted : 

The Committee to whom was referred that portion of the Bishops address 
in relation to rafflori, lotteries, gift enterpri8(?s, and to all similar enterprises 
for aiding the ("hurch in her work, beg leave respectfully to report that they 
regard it as unnecessary to say anything iis to the evils of the practices which 
the Bishop has so frequently and eloquently condemned. All churchmen must 
*<ituit that they are objectionable in every resi)ect ; demoralizing in their ten- 
dcucj, and calculated to bring odium upon the church. 

OKORUK WHITK, 
JOHN A. HAKKISON, 
JOHN Cm. MAXN, 
WM. H. STKPIIKNS, 
WILL. O. WOODSON. 

Rev. Samuel Ringgold offered the following j)reanihle and 
r^^'Holution, which was adopted : 

^niCRRAS, This Convention having received an invitation to visit the 
Tennessee Orphan Asylum, and it being impossible so to do, from the pressure 
**r business ; be it therefore 

Regolvfdj That a committee of four be appointed to visit the Asylum, and 
^o express to the Manngei-s the sympathy of this Iwnly in the w«>rk of their 
^»i8titution. 

Whereupon the following committee was appointed : lloxs. J. 
J.Bidlcy, D. D., and Wm. ('. Gray, of the clergy, and Messrd. 
Albert Mayo and George Riddle of the laity. 



16 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION 

llev. J. J. Eidley, I). D., was appointed by the Bishop 
preach the Otey Sermon at the next Convention. 

Balloting being dispensed with, the following offieerB w« 
reelected : 

MISSIONARY AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 

Rev. Bichard llines, D. ])., Mr. Frederick W. Smith, 
Rev. James J. Vaulx, Mr. John F. Jett. 

TRUSTEES OF THE CIENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

Rev. John A. Ilarrison, Rev. Richard, Ilines, D. D 

Mr. Francis B. Fogg. 

TRUSTEES OP THE EPISCOPAL FUND. 

Mr. E. r. McXeal, Mr. D. 1. Wells, 

Mr. W. B. Miller. 

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH, FOR THE DIOC 

OF TENNESSEE. 

Rev. Samuel Ringgold, Mr. F. C. Dunington. 

Mr. George R. Fairbanks. 

REGISTRAR OF THE DIOCESE. 

Rev. Charles F. C^ollins, Mason Depot, Tipton county, Tcnnesi 

TREASURER OF THE EPISCOPATE AND PENSION FUND. 

W. B. Miller, Esq., Memplns. 

TREASURER OF THE DIOCESE. 

Frederick W. Smith, Esq., Memphis. 
The Bishop then made the following appointments: 
Aftoniry for the Diocese, of Tennessee — Wm. 11. Stephens, J 
BoavfUo examine candidates for If ol\f Orders — Western Dist 
— Revs. J. A. Harrison and Richard Hines, D. 1). 

Middle Tennessee— Wi-vi^. L. P. Tschiffely and Geo. U. Hun 
East Tennessee — Revs. Wm. Graham and Wm. Mowbray. 
The following resolution, offered by Dr. J. G. Womack, "< 
unanimously adopted : 

RfnoJved, Thftt the thanks of this Convention are due, and arc bei 
tendered to the Rector and people of this parish, and the citizens of ClnrkB^ 
generally, for the unbounded and elegant hospitality extended to the mem 
of the Convention, and others attending the same, during its present 8C88 

Rev. William (.'. (iray offered the following resolution, wh 
was adopted : 

Retolvedj That the thanks of the Convention be returned to Mr. N 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 17 

TFreievant for his genoroua offer to deed a lot near the Church Home to this 
XDiocesan Convention ; but the Convention, deeming the conditions annexed a 
l3ar to a safe and legal possession thereof, respectfully return the deed to Mr. 
Trezevant, through Col. William H. Stephens, for such amendments as will 
vender it a perfectly legal document. 

Rev. Charles F. Collins offered the following resolution, which 
^•as adopted : 

Resolved^ That the Bishop of the Diocese be and is hereby authorixed to 
xeconvey to its owner the property which the managers of the Church Charity 
foundation forfeited by fiiilure to comply with the contract. 

Rev. George N. James offered the following resolution, which 
"was adopted : 

Resolved^ That the Secretary of the Convention be instructed to have 
printed on the inside of the front cover of the Convention Journal the "Table 
of Prohibited DcgreoH " relating t<> marriage, to be found in the Prayer Book 
of the Church of Kngland. 

Mr. Frederick W. Smith offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Rffohed (the Bishop concurring). That the salary of the Bishop, from 
Xovember, lS»}o, to May, 1800, be ewtinmtcd at §1'30(), nnd from May, 1806, to 
May, 18*)7, at $8000, and that all back nssessmcnts on Parishes remaining 
unpaid be considered as due to this Convention. 

Bev. Dr. llines offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That five hundreil copies of the Journal of this Convention be 
printed for distribution ; and that it be published by that person who will do 
tlie work in a suitable manner at the lowest price. 

The Bishop nominated the present Managers of the CanHold 
Oolored Orphan Asylum as Managers for the ensuing year, which 
nominations were agreed to. 

On motion, the Convention adj<)urne<l until this afternoon at 
^our o'clock. 



SATi'RnAY Aftern(K)n, foir o'clock. 
The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 
The Bishop aj^jiointed Mossrs. L. M. AVoleott, Will. O. Wood- 
*^ri and William H. iramlin. a Committee to cooperate with the 
^loT^y of the city in carrying on the work of Canfield Colored 
^I'phan Asjium. 
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18 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION 

Mr. F. N. Judson offered the following rcHolution, which ^ 
pansed : 

Rrtolvedj That the thanks of the ConTcntion be extciided to Robt. Mc' 
Esq., Superintendent of the Louisville & Memphis Rnilroiid, for his kindi 
in providing a special train for the aceomniodntion of dclejrates. 

The proceedings of this day were road and approved. 

After prayer by the Bishop, the (^)llvontion adjourned, f. 

die. 

CirAELES TODD (JUFNTAEn, 

Bishop of Tcnru'ssve. 
EIOIIARD IIIXES, SicMffn/. 
J. M. SCHWRAR Amstatit Sfcrcfory, 



APPEx\DIX. 



[A.] 

AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE IN ACCOIXT WITH F. W. SMITH} 
TREASURER. 

Dr. 



To Cash paid Rev. J. II. BowIch '$ AO 00 

" " Rev.Ooo. N. Jiinies i r>0 tK) 

" Kev. J. J. Vinilx OO 00 

" Mr. Kdwiii Wickons 2o 00 

" " Rev. Geo. N.. lames I 50 00 

*• *• R(?v. W. T. Helm ' fiO 00 

** '• HeinlerHon Macliii (colored) , '>,00 

'* Rev. L. N. Voigt 70 81 

" Canfielil Tolored Orpliun .Vs^Uiiin i (il ol 

" " Kor printing r»istonil Letters I 10 00 

'' - Rev. lleiirv Diinlop i IC. 00 

Balance i 8i5 al 



I ! 

By B.ilsi lice rendered '$ 21 57 

" Calvary (Mnircli, Memphis ! 181 94 

'' St. Lazarns ("liurch, •• j JVi 85 

" rmici' ♦* '* I 88^85 

" (rood Shepherd Church, Chelsea 50 (iO 

•♦ Zion •' Brownsville | 14 JJ9 

•' St. Thomas' " Somerville | li»n)5 

•• St. James' " Bolivar I ll|fci8 

" St. Luk's' '' Jackson | •J7;08 

'' St. .latiies' " Bolivar U'l /*.0 

*' Trinity " Tipton i 5 75 

'• Hedeemer " Shelhyville I 15^ 

'• Memphis Churches I 71 51 

" St. Alhans' .Mission, Ci<'velan<l ' >] 20 

'• Church or The Redeemer. Shelhyville ' llV 

By Balance in th:- hau'ls of Tiea^^urer ' .'^ofi Jjl 

F. AV. SMITH, Treatunr. 
iphh, Tmn., May 21, 18(V.). 



20 APPENDIX. 

[B.] 

Memphis, Tens., May 22, 1869^^ 
Rrv. Jlichard Ilines, Serretart/ P. E. C.y Diocrsf of Tennrssee: 

The undersigned, Treasurer of the Pension Fund, begs leaTe to rep •^•ort 
that he Ims received 

Feh. IKIjH, from Church at Thattanooga $1 % 

Jan. 18<jU, from (3eo. N. James. Cleveland 8 OO 

May 18*iU, from C. H. Coley, Shelbyville 9 00 

$13 9S 

Which i<um is subject to the order of the Convention. Respectfully submitt^^E-'ct 

W. B. MILLER, Treasurer Pension Fund - 
Sotf.—I also nreiveil t(.-n dollars frum Ilev. 3Ir. Tulfy for account of Epiftcupal Fond. 

[C] 

THE rOWEXTION OF THE DIOCFSE OF TEXXF-SSEE IX ACCOUXT WITH F. W. JtMITH, 

TRKASIRER. 

Dr. 



To Bishop Quintard, on account of salary $2,400 33 

" Printing Journal 12G 00 

" l*t>Htage <ni <lo ! 4 10 

'• Printing Circulars, etc ' 1400 

" (leneral Convention A»:*essment ; 147,00 

** Print in;: NoticLS 2 75 

'' Insurance on Episcopal Residence | 100 00 

'* Freight on (ioulburn's Books I 2 50 

Balance r,mm 



;?3,85olti2 



Or. 



By Balance rendered in ISf.S 20256 

" Calvary Church, Memphis 1,200 00 

" St. Lazarus " " ! 440 00 

'• Tnniianuel " La (Jrange 27 00 

'• Oiey Chapel. Shelby county 33,00 

'• Cliiirch of The Messiah, Piilaski 27!o0 

*• Church of the Kedeemer, Shelbwillo 1(K) 00 

" Trinity Church, Clarksville .' ' 220;00 

'• St. Thomas" *' Somerville 0;jl25 

'• Christ " Nashville 412 50 

'• St. Marys " Memphis I TG.'i 00 



Trinity '' Tipton county 110 

/ii<»n " Brownsville 48 

St. Pauls " Athens | 15 



00 
80 
25 



St. James' '• Bolivar 1 110.00 

St. Peters ♦' Columbia ■ 124 27 

St. J(dins '• KnoxTille ' tiOlOO 



r;3,85() 



Bv Balance in the Treasury, 18G9 ! S509 

F. W. SMITH, rrM*«r«-. 
Mimphiif, May 24, 18G9. 



62 



94 



treasurer's report. 21 

Paris II ES In Arrkar8. 

Christ Church, Nashville $ 187 50 

Grace '* Memphis 4o8 76 

St. Peters (Mnirch, Columbia fitj 08 

a Jt>hn'9 " Ashwood 121 24 

St. Luke's ** Jackson 28 18 

St. Johns " Knoxvillc 107 r>0 

Ravenscrofi *' Tipton 274 37 

St.James' *' Greenville 114 bl 

St. PauI's " Franklin 83 '^4 

Zion ** Brownsville 24 96 

St. Mark's " Williamsport 84 74 

St. Paul's " Chattanooga 74 44 

St. Thomas' " Somerville 208 12 

Immanuel ** Ripley 200 § 

Advent " Nashville 672 67 

St. Anns '* Edgefield 28 76 

Trinity " Winchester 35 02 

St. Andrew's ** Murfreesboro 17 50 

Rwleemer •' Shelbyville 100 00 

St. Pauls *' Athens 8 % 

Croo<l Shepherd Church, Chelsea 00 76 

St. Matthews " Covington 88 18 

Holy Trinity " Nashville 180 87 

$3,11»8 78 



^o the Convention of the. Diocese of Trnnesffe : 

On the part of the Trustees of the University of the South, I beg leave to 
™ake the following report: 

The formal opening of the University, in its Junior Department, took 
place on the 18th of September last ; and the school went into operation with 
• few pupils, closing on the loth of December, for tiie long vacation. 

The school year opened again on the 10th of February, with increased 
"^ttiiibers and enlarge<l accommodations, and is now in successful operation 
'miler a corps of competent instructors. 

Fifty students are now pursuing their studies at the University, and the 
'dumber is constantly increasing. Nearly every diocese associated in the 
•ttterprise is now represented on the rolls, and tlie expectation of its founders, 
^^at there would be brought together in this Institution from a wide extent of 
couutry as fellow-students, those who are hereafter to bci)rominent and lead- 
*'*g men in Church and .State, is being realize*!. 

The instruction imparted extends thnuigh a wide range suited to the 
^*pacity and advancement of the pupils, and omits nothing deemed essential 
to thorough culture. 

Our progress thus far is thoroughly satisfactory and our future promising. 



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Tl APPENIUX. 

We iR'orJ only the lieiirty intcrcH; Hml co-opertttion of the liishopts, Clergy a ^^ j 
Lnity of the ten DiooescH, to rciieh (he t'lilledt moiiHiire of hiiocc-bs. The Ins -tU 
tutii.in i:' their joint arul coumiun property, uml each is alike interested iu t aotf 
Ts^'HponsiM'.* for irn failure or Huccess. 

TIni8 f:ir tlie nieann which have enahled u:? to put the University iu oper- 
ation, have not been mainly derived from those priiiinrily interested iu !/.« 
giieCw.MS, hut our future proj^rews will depend upon the greater or leris degree of 
interest felt by its friends at home. 

We have now ihree Icailing idejis in vi«»w. First to furnish sound nnrf 
thorough iustruction iu all branehcs of secubir learning, eonibineil with ilid- 
linct and thorough religious training to the youth of our country. Socnudly, 
to provide the necessary facilities for a sound theological education to the 
3'oung men of our own section for the extension of the riiurch iu the tiestitute 
places of our own lan<l. Thirdly, to pave the way fur the enlargement and 
extension of our work so as to embrace at an early ibiy the rollegiatc and 
Higher Schools of a University pr(»i»er. 

Our present arrangemr'nis pn»vi<l'.' woll for ihellrst of these purposes, and J 

require only that the churchiiKjn i»r liw «'i»untry. and oiIkms wiio may choose ?c ^ 
to do, shall avail themselves of the advanlajfos pi-ufterctl by the University, for -21 
a thoniugh and (Christian edueatioii. 

For young men, lor»king •'«» ilu* Miiii<try of the t'hurcli. ue csiii provide -s:^ 
instrunion in ilmse braucln's osintial 10 a due ju-ep;iraiion for ibenlogical-^ ^ 
studies: and we have aln-ady a lii:.- 'rii.'nlnjrieal Library. Ily tin? ir-'ncrosity—^ .^^ 
of the "Society fiir tlic Increase ol" im.' Minl^iry," an amount :-::iUcient Ic j^ _: 
c:)Vor board and lodging, has i».'en furnislieil to si vera! young i.i^-n, n<iw pur— — ^ 
suing iiu'ii' simlics iie;-e V. iih tho ib sign ui' becoming (':niiiiilatf s for Unlers -^ 
but ni> i»rovision has lieen ma-.k' fin- iiefi aying the expens- .ji" ilifir iustruclioil .^C— S 
wiiich slmuM be pn»vid<«l Uw hy ili"ir resju.-ctive l>iooes;;s, or from fund: ^"' 
specially div^H"l«»d for tiiar ijui]mi:j;». It is ]iojn.<d that ihif^ subject will engug "l i 

llie iitHMiTJou of tli<' Oiocer'Mi ('on vt-ntions. The ami»unt needed is only SIO ^^^Jti 
f)r each surh stud-Mil Ih-noih] the alh»\Nance of tlu* s'.icit'ty. 

Having in view the giMicral inability of the Clergy to provide tlie incai^^=3i 
•iir ih" s, Muling of their >ons away tn si-i!«)iil. the Kducarion t'oMiaittee hai~ "^e 
passed a ii.'Si)!uTiMn j.rM\5.iing fm- ilie reecpiion «>f "Siuis tjf fhr ^ '.ergy " ^fl^o 
l\\i' nuinbtM- of ten at h'lf/ \ho usual charge b»r tuition. Tlie Committee wou"^d 
le glad l»» havf it in iloMr iniwer I'l extiMid this privilege to all sons of clerg.^^- 
nicn who mijjlit a p]'ly. 

I'y the noble libiMaliiy <»f frii iids abrua*!. and at home, the Univcrsi *y 
h s iiteiwii si-viMal ihini-aiHl s .ilu::i. .^ of valuabb* htuiks for which it has "m-XO 
suitabb' libraiy luiilliMg. ^^ <■ liii-t. hi»wi"V(M". that this want will be supplL ^^^ 
ere Inuir. I- wuiihl b.- a noble and enduring mmittrial fv»r s*)me one blesak«34^ 
with tl;e iiican«J of >.» ilo'ng to eicci a tire-prnj»f library btiilding for t-lx* 
1." jiivi*:-^ ty. 

'M •■ ihii'i! Snnd.iN iii 1;'.>: .\dviiii wa^" ri-coiiimended by our liishop for « !*-• 
r.v'i'j ti-»!i <•!" !i •• I'niv.M-sity OfbMinir' in allilie Churehes. The day appuia.^^^ 
w.!- unj»i.>[il; ions, ami tin' MlbMin;; wa." m.ide in bin fv'w p: r*.-<li':s. It is tO> "^38 



REPORT OF FtNAMCB COMMITTEE. 23 

hoped that the Clergy, who hare bo great an interest in the success of the 
Institution, and for the education of whose son8 the Committee have made 
sach liheral provision, will not permit the request of their Bishop, for so im- 
portant an object^ to pass unnoticed, but will still make the effort to have the 
offering received. A very moderate collection, taken up in all the parishes, 
would aid our work very materially. 

Having placed the Junior Department in successful operation, and it being 
no longer an experiment, the Committee ask that the Church recognizehcr own 
offspring, and give it that nursing care which will enable it to carry on the 
important work of Christian Education which has been confided to it. 

The Second (Trinity) Term will commence on the 25th instant. 

The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place on Wednes- 
day the 11th day of August next, at University Place as provide«l by the 
sUtutes. O. R. FAIRBANKS, Trwtee. 



[E.] 
Rkport of the Finance Committek. 
Your Committee, to whom has been referred the reports of the Treasurer 
Of ^le Diocese and of the Missionary and Educatiou (\)miQittei>, and nUo the 
•"Sports of the Pension and Episcopal Fund, beg leave to report as follows: 

That they have examined the accounts and vouchers, find them correct, 
^^d recommend that they be confirmed. 

That the Committee beg leave, first, to call the attention of the Tonventiou 
t-o the condition of the Pcnsidii Fund of this Diocese, which now « mounts to a 
■»wm total of one hundred and sixty-one dollars and aeveiity-ei|rlit cents 
(31G1 78), and to beg of the Clergy that they will disehnrgc their canonicol 
obligations by remitting the offeretory of Christ mns Day. 
^o the Treasurer of thin Fund: 

Your Committee wouhl next call the attention of the (\»n vent ion to a 
matter of much importance. At every session of this b*»:ly since IHUJi a report 
of delinquent Parishes has been read, ami this report is a reminiler that an 
obligation is uutulfillcd — that there is a debt which is due to the Head of the 
Ohurch in this Diocese. In regard to this niatti;r it is the opinion of the 
Committee, 

First, That the Diocese must redeem its pledges. 

Second, That a majority of the Parishes are able, and ought to be willing 
t4) meet their obligations. 

Third, That there are a class of Parihiies for whirli this Convention must 
assume the responsibility, or else they be releas'.'d in part or entire lor the 
*niount8 assessed against tliem. For instance, the Parisli of St. Joliu's, Ash- 
^ood, is reported delinquent .S121 24, and this aniuunt has been accumulating 
for the past four years, and in ISilS it was dropped f'n>m the list. Now, take 
til i« Parish as an example of the class wo allii.le to. It lias had no clerical 
■©^Ticcs since 1802. Its church building has been j£<»in'f to decay, and in order 
^ iisvc it from ruin, it will be necessary to rais.* S')»)0 within the year, an d 



24 APPENDIX. 

Finally, The financial condition of the people of this Parish is such that, 
in the opinion of the rominittoe, it is not right to force this claim upon them. 
Now, it is evident that had those Parishes had clerical supply, or even a notice 
of their duty, they would liave met in whole or in part the <Iemand made upon 
them. The qucfition pimply resolves itself into this: The Parishes at Ash- 
wood, RaveuHcroft, Oreenville, Ripley, Murfreesboroand Williamsport together, 
arc delinquent in the aggregate in the sum of S7',»-"i 2*2, which they are unnble 
to pay; and a ronventiou which aHsessed them without proper knowledge of 
their condition, is bound to assume the debt and to provide a way to dis- 
charge it, so that the Diocesan may have that wliich is due him. 

The aggregate now due by the Parishes on former assessments, amounts 
to !?2,.*i;U iM\. exclusive of the Parishvs recomniende<l to be relieved from taxa- 
tion and their debts assumed by the Convention. 

In eonclusion, the Committee otfers the following resolutions to the con- 
sideration of the Convention: 

Rt'foirrd, First, that the Treasurer of the Convention be fully authorized 
to collect any an<l all <lividends that may be declared by the Union Bank of 
Tennessee, and Planters Rank of Tennessee, and of the stock held by the Con- 
vention in said Ranks. 

Rrfotrt-ii, S H'ond. that the assessment for the Contingent Fund be consid- 
ertnl as due within one month after the adjiuirnment of the Convention. 

Rffolrt*i. Third, that it is the opinion of the Convention that it is incum- 
bent on the Clergy to explain to their people and to urge upon xhem. /rr-guentlif, 
the obligation they are under to meet the assessments imposed by the Conven- 
tion U|Hm them, promptly and fully. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

C. F. COLLINS. ) 

L. V. TSCIllFFELV. [ Committer. 

V. W. SMITH. J 



TUK FlNVNTK t'oMMlTTEE. 

To \\lioni wori* roo.>:uiuii!o I their tirsi rop-.»n, with ins:ruc:ions to report 
on the stato i^t* aoo'Min:'* 1k»:wv*imi iho Risb.^»^ an I the t'^nvoinion and Parishes. 
lH»g to repi»rt. that exoopt .at O.w t".^nvi>ntions of 1*m»7 an.! •js no salary, or at 
least no tixol sum wa** over v.»:ol lo iho Ri^hop. At all oth-.^r Conventions 
than :h><<* tuoniii»:io I. thi* l\ir*<hos \\ *vo ravv'd various a:nMinis. according to 
iheir suppos.'d ability. Tho Ts: wa> thou doliv^Ti'd :«• ilio Treasurer of the 
Co n V on t ion 1 1^ c« » V. 00 ; a n I ; v« t - ■» ;i * : o r a > o •\ \ k^k* i o« l . 

Thor\» w.»ro la'-jTo d.'n.'ir'i '.n '.lio a<>.«><ui.Mits ov.^ry yo-.ir. H.^w these de- 
ficits w.»r\* to bo o.»iloo:o.i. ani uJiotb.ov :horo avo av.y ::•..»•- ii* of iloing so bv 
law. or vMherwis;'. \ .»;;r o.«".i"..': ! 00 aro :: •: pro|»avod ;> -io.*: lo. and therefore 
rfpi^n the matter back to i* o «\»u\otiTii':i. 

At the con\en:io:i o'.' l>>-r. tho C.vivov.rii-u v.-.o \ tho Ivs'.'. ^r a specific salary 
•f $Sr*I^X At tho i\'U\o»:: o:: oi" !>*> tho >:4'Arv w:»> r.v-.'-i a; ;?:2"hXi. making 



REPORT OF MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. 



25 



the debt of the Convention to the Bishop for those two conventional years, 
$60O0. 

Since the Convention of 1867 there has bsen paid to the Bishop by the 
Treasurer, the sum of $4885 11, leaving the Convention due, by specific con- 
tract, to the Bishop to this date, the sum of $1114 80. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

C. F. COLLIN'S 1 

LOUIS P. TSCHIFFKLY, | 

POLK (1. JOHNSON, J. Committee. 

J. B. (^KAIGHEAD, 

F. W. SMITH, 



[G.] 
The Committee on Missionary Work, 
To whom was referred the resolution of tlic Rev. Mr. Royee, on Parish 
Schools as the basis of .Missionary effort, would report that they are unani- 
moufl in the opinion that Parish Schools should b? universally established in 
connection with missions, inasmucli as greater, more certain, and more per- 
manent results can be accomplish'Ml with leas oxp'nditure of labor and money 
hy making the trainingof the cliildrcu the very firsi couHi<leration. than can 
powibly b3 attainctl in any other mode; and in order lo give practical effect 
tothe^e views, they respectfully report the following resolutions: 

RfKolved, That in establishing missions witjjin this diocesj it is earnestly 
recommentled that a Parish School be made an indispensable part of each 
mission. 

Resolved Thait this Committee be continued till the next Convention, with 
power to select a suitable point to try this experiment and to obtain the 
necessary funds for the purpose, under the direction of the Bishop. 

(JKO. H. HUNT, 
W. C. OR AY, 
M. S. ROYCK. 
WM. MOWiUlAY, 
W. H. STEPHENS, 
S. H. LAMB, 



- Committee. 



["•] 

Can FIELD Colored Orphan Asylim. 

The Committee on the (^anfieM Colored Orphan Asylum, beg to report that 
in the absence of any regular report from the Board of Trustees, they find 
themselves without proper data to base a report upon, with the exception of a 
copy of the Superintendent's report to the Board of Trustees, which we beg to 
make a part of our report. 

Your Committee find that there is in Memphis a large an<l well-built brick 
bailding, conveniently located in the suburbs of the city, all completed and 
ptid for, and called the Canfield Colored Orphan -Vsylum. 



26 APPENDIX. 

For the past four years it Han hcon supported by the U. S. Govornmeiit, 
and vnrioua church and other charitiei^ of the North. 

But upon U>oking over the Superintendents report, we find that it has this 
year received from various parij<hLS and from church people at home, near SOOO 
Our Binhop donating §75 from his own scanty salary. 

We mention this becauso prior to this year the Asylum has received n< 
support from this Diocese, either in the shape of otfertories or donations froa 
church people, although a resolution was adopted some two years ago, calling 
attention to this work, and further saying, '^thai in the several parishes of th< 
Diocese the oiTeriory be devoted semi-annually to the support of the Asylum." 

The institution is out «if debt and money on hand, the Diocese has ado])tec 
it as a work of the church. The field is large and should be cultivated, aijd i 
the ministers of the various parishes of the Diocese will only make go«>d th« 
resolution referred to, appropriating two oHeratorics annually, we think it. 
support will be placed upon a sure basis, because we are assured by those whe 
have had charge thus far that if the Diocese of Tennessee will only take u| 
the work as a church work, and church people will recognize it as such, tha 
we nuiy continue to expect outside aid, and your Committee feel no doub 
about getting it. 

Your Committee is also of the ojiinion that the necessity for using th( 
building exclusively :is an n.'^ylnm for orphan children, will soon almost cease 
as at present tln-re are but twenty children in the building, and few offering 
and in view of this fjict we c«)nld mosi heartily recommend that schools b« 
esiablisheil for both children and ailults. preparing the latter as teachers au( 
mini«iers. 

Wc would suggest that tin so schools be under the charge of Brotherhow 
or Sisterhood, as indicated in the IJisliop's address. 

The building is r.«»mmodious and (uiuld also be used as a chapel, and wt 
hope that tiie s<?veral piirishes of Meiiijdiis will at once take hold of the worl 
and organize regular cliMpel services, and build up a large and prospcrou 
church among the ctdoved peojde, and get them interested in it, for it doe 
seem as thongh this institution, once j»roj»erly organized as proposed, will 
scho'>ls and regular church services, that it might soon become greatly self 
sustaining. CEO. WHITE, ] 

U. A. COBBS, I 

L. M. W()L(M)TT, 
E. l». MrNK.VL, J 

Ju'soliril, That a committee be apj)ointed, consisting of all the clergy o 
Memphis, three of the Laity, whose duty is shall be to consult and co-operat 
with the lloiml of Trustees of the Canfield C<dored Orphan Asylum, and en 
deavor to carry t)ut the spirit ofili.' report of your Committee. 



Memphis. Tenx., May 1869. 

To thr /iitanJ o/ Trnsf,r.y, CaittitM ()ri>hnu A:*f/Ium : 

By your a]>pointinent 1 have acted as Superintendent of your Asylum fo 
this year, tints I'ar. 1 have received the following amounts, viz: 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT AVOLCOTT. 27 

FeVj. 6,1809, By bands of Mrs. Smith, Matron $ 64 60 

" 12, *• From Mrs. OanfieUl 100 00 

" 27, " " Mrs. Smith, Matron 100 00 

Mar. 20, " ** St. James Church, Bolivar, through Bishop 

Quintard 81 26 

ipr. . 8, " ♦' St. Matthews Church, Covington, through Bishop 

Quintard 4 65 

*' 8, » " Otcy Chapel, through Bishop Quintard 7 88 

" 14, " " Mrs. Canfield 200 00 

May 24, *' " Calvary Church (offertory) 17 71 

•• 24, »' " Rev. J. J. Vaulx « 246 00 

*' 24, " " Bishop Quintard (donation) 75 00 

" 24, »' " Calvary (^lurch (offertory) 0151 

- Total $897 45 

I ha ve paid out on fence $235 50 

" " " trees and shrubbery 20 00 

" " '* preparing ground and planting 20 85 

'• " " wood, clothing, medicine, etc 398 06 

" ** " Insurance $10,000, May 13, 1800 to May 

13, 1870 150 00 

" *' '• Mr. Wickens, reader for Asylum 61 51 

•* '* " for provisions 75 00 

'• " " Mrs. Smith, Matron, incidentals 17 71-$078 18 



Allowing a balance due me to-day, of $75 08 

The Institution will be due Isham something for aitling in building the 
f*(^nce; what amount I cannot say, as he has two children at the Asylum, and 
i>^'ik(>s his home there. He is very useful about the building, being a good 
"mechanic, and probably some man should be there all the time, for the purpose 
<^f protection, repairs, etc., etc. 

I shall not settle with him without the approval of the Board, and I now 
**k the appointment of a committee for that purpose. 

There also must be money due Mrs. Smith, as matron, although she has 
•"^Ver hinted such a thing to me; her only anxiety seeming to be to get enough 
^^^ the little orphans to eat and wear. 

In selecting lumber f(»r the fence, I had offered stnind cypress at $19 per 
^y and pecky at $14 per M; and, uj)on consulting several persons, accci)ted 
*"^ latter, as being as durable and much cheaper than the former. The posts 
**"^ of oak, and the entire job has imt cost more than nb*)Ut half the j)rice of 
^"e lowest bid I had for doing it. Only half the shade trees planted will live, 
^^t the original cost was triHing and they should be replaced this fall. 

The simple cost of provisions, wood, lights, clothing, medicines, etc., etc., 
^ttring my connection with the Asylum, is something near one hundred «lollars 
P®f month. We have had a few donations of clothing and provisions from the 
^^^th; if not for which the expenses, of course, would have been greater. It 
^* probably well enough for you to understand that, un^ler no circumstances. 



28 APPENDIX. 

will Mrs. Smith remain longer tlian June; so if you regard a matron as n e--"*^ 
cc88ary, in the event the Asylum is continued, another one must be proTide^^^ 
at once. June will also end my connection witli the Asylum, unless I can haT^^^ 
more sympathy and support in future than I have had in the past. 

To have anything to do with a Colored Orphan Asylum, is at best a thank—— 
less position, and especially in this community it is attended with so much ^ 
odium, that unless ways and moans are provided for its permanent support, 
it will he difficult to get active working people to co-operate with you for any " 
length of time; because the labor is sutificient of itself, and as much as ordi- — 
nary people care about burdening thomselves with, and then add to this -* 
peculiar labor the prejudice attending it, the task, indeed, is an unthankful J 
one, and one requiring more patience and forbearance than I regard myself as <^ 
possessed of. My personal efforts have contributed but a trifle to the support-.^ 
of the Asylum, but I have no doubt that I could by personal and persistent-^ 
appeals secure contributions from friends antl acquaintances and the philan- 
thropic public generally, but I am totally unwilling to do anything of thci 
kind, as 1 have not the time; and again, the support of the Asylum should not_^ 
be dependent upon so uncertain a source. An<I, 1 repeat it, if there cannot^V 
be provided at once a source of revenue sure and sufficient to keep up th tjt. C 
Asylum according to the original plan of its founder — that good woman, Mrs — 

Canfield — I would most respectfully suggest that the Asylum project be aban^ 

doned, and the property revert tn school or church ^or both) purposes, as con^ 

templated in the deed. I have had some correspondence with General How- 

ard, the result of which was fuel and rations for six weeks, and a partial-^ 
promise of $.">() a month for six months. 

We have a public school in one of the rooms, and I cannot see wherein it 
has or can do harm. The Asylum children have certainly made fine progress 
under the tutorship of Mrs. Treat and Mr. Wickens, readcir, and the school has 
called in many outside children who are regular in their attendance at morn- 
ing and evening service and Sabbath-school, thus increasing the missionary 
work, and if tlie Asylum is continued for orphans. 1 should think it advisable 
to continue the school. Unless the Diocese of Tennessee, or some other re- 
sponsible organization, at once provides for the support of the Asylum, your 
Board will please accept of my resignation as above indicated. 

Ill the rei)ort of the Comiuitteo on the address of Bishop Quintard, I notice 
the following: 

1. Tliat in the several parishes of the Diocese the ofTertory be devoted semi- 
annually toward the support of the Asylum. 

2. That the clergy be re<iuested to call the attention of their congregations, 
especially in the western i)art of the Diocese, to the Men»j»his t'cdored Orphan 
Asylum, etc., etc. 

I would sjiy, that with the exception of what I have named, we have re- 
ceived no offert(»rie8. 

Uospect fully, yours, 

L. M. WOLCOTT, Superintendent. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH HOME. 29 

[I] 
Report op Special Committek on Church Home. 

The Committee to whom was referred that portion of the Uisliop'H address 
vhicli has reference to the Memphis Church Home, would respectfully report 
tliat the foHowing reports have been submitted to their consideration from 
t^reeof the officers of that institution. The Secretary of the Associate Man- 
m^ers reports as follows: *^ Appended, marked '1;'" the Matron's report is 
m£irked **2/' and the Treasurer's report is marked "3." 

In view of the evident success, thus far, of an institution lately com- 
nncnccd in fear and trembling, with no assurance of adequate support, this 
Oommittee desire to express their devout thanks to our Heavenly Father for 
tbe grace vouchsafed to its Managers, exhibited in their zealous attention to 
it.fl interest, and for its prosperity, which may be regarded as the sure reward 
of faithfulness; in view of all which, this Committee beg to offer the following 
preamble and resolutions: 

Whereas, The institution known as the "Church Home," Memphis, has 
by its temporal and spiritual care of the afflicted, of all ages, ubun<lantly vin- 
*iicatetl the wisdom of its founders in establishing it, and has prove<l a great 
blco^iing to the needy; ami 

Whereas, The Home is now about to occupy its own premises, furnished it 
in foe simjdc by the pious offerings of the wcll-<li8posed, and constructed 
especially for its accommodation, with ample grounds for gardening and other 
I»urpi)3cs; and 

Whereas, The Associate Managers earnestly desire tiu' means greatly to 
extend its usefulness; it is 

Rtfoloed^ That the Church Home, of Memphis, is a charity deserving the 
support of all, and this Convention does hereby recommend it as such, and 
w«uld request all ministers in charge of Parishes in this Diocese, particularly 
those of the Western District, to call the attention of their peoi)le to the insti- 
lutioQ, urging them to assist it by oU'erings, not of money alone, but of supplies 
of all kinds, garments, bed-clothing, and other useful articles; all of which 
will be most thankfully received, and will be of invaluable as.sistance in the 
prosecution of this most important work. 

[Signed] E. HRADLKV. \ 

V. 1.. KNKJHT, I 
.IAS. .1. VAULX, j- Committee. 
J. F. JKTT, I 

L. M. WDLCDTT. J 



Since our first yearly report of January l^JiO. the efforts of the Lady Man- 
agers have been principally devoted to the raisinjj of funds and applying them 
to the erection of a Church Home for our orphans and others. And, with the 
Messing of God, those efforts thus far have been crowned with success beyond 
their brightest hopes. It was decided at a meeting of the Associate Managers, 



30 APPENDIX. 

held on the 17th of March, nt which the Bif>hop presided, to commence at one 
gathering fundB to build a hoii<4o of our own; than obviating the neoessity c 
paying lieavy rent, whicli has been a continual drain upon the treasury. 1 
was also decide^l to build only as we had funds, nut incurring debt. The offei 
torics of Kaster Sunday, of all the churchen of this city, wore appropriated 1 
the building fund; and the Lady Managers commenced cheerfully upon tl 
arduous task of soliciting aid from church people and any who felt disposed' 
help in establishing a permanent home for the destitute. God has so blesM 
their efforts that by the 20ih of April, funds suthcient were in the Treasury 
commence the work. A beautiful design for the buihling was presented!: 
Mr. Cook, and Mr. John (^ibbins was appointed to undertake the work. 

On thai day, April 20th, the Bishop, and Clergy of the city, Lady Mjitii 
gers, and very many friends of the institution, assembled upon the groum 
of the Home (a tract of ten acres given for that purpose by Mrs. Speed an 
Mrs. Spotwood, five miles east of the city), and the corner-stone was laid, wi 
appri»[>riato ceremonies by Bishop Quiiitard. Since that time the buihling hi 
steadily j)n»gressed, and will be finished for occupancy by the first of July. 

Surely, Uo:l has given us his blessing in this work, and we trust with E 
vine aid and the united prayers of (Jod's people, to build up in this our W« 
tern land a Church lloiin' for our pour and destitute; whos.* practical workln 
may bring within the sheltering f«>ld of our Holy Church many, very mai 
precious souls, who otherwise might perish by the wayside. 

We have, since our Isist roport, suffered a serious loss in the (Miaplai 
Rev.R. A. Simpson (having removed from the Diocese), whose energy, efhcien 
and untiring labors during the past year, hav(» been of incal(Milablc bonefii 
the institution. ThelUiv. Ktlward Bradli*y has been appointed to till thevacanc 

Mrs. J. G. n. CHANDLER, S^'cretary. 



At present, May 1st, the number of regular innmtes is smaller than at a 
previous date of the Cliurch irt>nie, as it has been deemed aclvisable by 1 
ManagiM-:* to reduce tlie number as much as possible prior to rcMuoval. 

On the first of January the number of inmates was twenty-tour. Sii 
that time twenty-three have bi'en admitted; ten adults havo found houi-.'s cl 
where; six children have goue itito chun-h families and ihirtiH'ii left with ih 
mc»tliers; (»ne infant has died; eleven have been ba]»tiz.Ml; fourteen meals hf 
been given to transient inmates, and four have been provide*l with lodgin 
The present number i>f regular intnates is sixteeii. 

Together with various bundles of second-hand clotiiing. the principal < 
nations since tlu^ dat.(! of the last rejiort (January 'J'K lH»i«i) have been t 
bnrnils of Hour, two of meal, one sack of ])eas, three barrels pc)tatoes, one b 
rel of salt, ten barrels of coal, one hundred and fifty busiu'ls of coke, one V. 
rel of soap, with daily contributions of meat and milk. 

Mrs. M. K. WRIGHT, ytatron Church Home, 



TRBASCBBB 8 BEPORT. 



31 



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["8"] 

trinXEXT OF RKCSIPTB AXD KXPRNDTTrRES OF CHURCH CHARITY HOME FROM 
JANUARY 1, 1869, TO MAY 1, 1869. 

Jan. 1, 1869, To CRsb on hand $142 90 

" '* " from Calvary Church $54 5rj 

" '' " " St. Mary's " 16 17 

« " " " St. Lazarus'" 84 70 

" " '* " Individuals " 27 30— $132 72 



$275 62 

Cr. By Cash paid house rent $50 00 

" *' Matron 25 00 

" " Provisions, etc 48 00— 123 00 



Balance cash S152 62 

Feb. 1869, To cash of Calvary Church $21 35 

" " " ♦• St. Mary's '* 2 55 

" " " » St. Lazarus' '< 2155 

" " " '* Grace *' U 20 

" " " » Individuals 37 60— $92 25 



$244 87 



" " Cr. By cash paid house rent $50 00 

" " " " Matron 25 <M» 

'* '' " '' Provisions, etc 40 00- 

Halance ('ash 

Mar. 1, 18(>9, To cash of Calvary Church $10 6S 

" '' '' " St. Mary's " 12 50 

" '* *' " St. I>azaru8' '• 50 :}0 

" -' " " Grace - 100 

" " " " Good Shepherd <'hurch 50 

" " " " Individuals 04 75- 

" " Cr. By Cash paid house rent $50 00 

*' « " " Matron 25(H) 

" " " Provisions, etc 57 (JO- 



115 00 



$120 87 



- 148 73 
$278 60 



132 00 



$146 60 



I5a la nee Ca sli 

Apr. 1868, To cash of Calvary Church $11 00 

" " St. Marys '' 30 50 

" " " Individuals 42 35— 84 75 



$231 35 

Cr. By Cash paid rent $50 00 

" *' Matron 25 00 

" " Miss Butler 6(» (K) 

" " Provisions, etc 54 75 — 189 75 



Memphis, May 17, 1869. 



Balance cash. Mny 1st $41 60 

MARY E. SPEED, Trfatsurer, 



32 APPENDIX. 

The following BumB of monoj and material have been subscribed for \hi 
purpose of building the Church Charity nonic, now erecting at Buntyn Station 
five miles east of the city, on the Meuqdiis and Charleston railroad: 

Cash donated by friends of the building since March 81, 18<»9 S 84') CM 

Lumber, brick and nails, donated by various parties, valued at 270 (M 



$1,115 Oi 
MARY E. SPEED, Treasurer 
Memphis, May 17, 1800. 



CONDENSED STATEMENT — RECEIPTS AND EXPENSES FROM JANUARY IST, TO MAY 1»^ 

From Calvary Church $107 4 

" St. Mary's " 01 "3 

" St. Lazarus' " 106 £ 

" Grace " 10 i 

" Ciood Shepherd (Miurch ^ 

•' Individuals 172 • 

Total receipts 4 months S4o8 — 

Balance brought forward 142 fi 

soul = 

Paid for rent 8200 00 

" Matron 1(H> 00 

*• Supplies ll»9 7,") 

Miss Butler T.O 00— SooO "" 

Balance. May 1, IHOO §41 • 



[K.] 

R E PORT O N K D !' <• \ T I O N A L I N S T I T C T 1 O N S . 

The Committeo on the l-Mucutional Institutions of the Diocese, have r" 
ceived and considered iv^iorts from Rev. W. I*. Knight, Clia{)lain of the Ui* 
v.M'sity of the South; Rev. II. II. Sneed, in charge of Sewanee College; Re 
Georpe Beckett, Principal of the Columbia Female Institute, and Rev. Jam 
J. Vaulx. in charge of u Mission Sciiool at .Memj)liis. 

Tlu? Committee b«.»g li»:ivo to cxprt'.»<s the satisfaction that they have cxp 
rienco<l at the condiTi<m of tlioH > ins^titutions. as presented by the rej«pecti« 
reports. All are rcpn\"»i'uted to hi* in u healtiiful and growing condition, ac 
too much praise cannot h\} ])csto\vcd upon the several principals for the unti 
ing energy, unswerving dt'votion anil patient wisilom with which they ha% 
labored in their resju'ctivc *<plu'res. But we would beg leave most respectful' 
to say tliMt those ilevotcd nn'u are etitiiled to something more than praise, t 
thnt ever so hearty. Tli;'y de^^-^rvi' tiie hearty einlorscmeni and cordial c 
operation of every j»riest and layman in this Diocese. 

Of the Cnivcrsity of tin' South thr t'ommittee i»eed say but little. It 
known thr*)ughoiii the length and breadth of this broad land; not only thi 



RKPORT ON EDUCATIONAL INSITITIONS. 33 

but through the labors of our Right Reverend Father in God, it is known of 
whereTer the English language is spoken; and it. is n^t too much to say that 
wherever it is known it has friends and well-wishers. Hut this fact, though 
verv gratifying, must not be made, either tacitly or avowedly, an excuse for 
any diminution in our xeal, or relaxation in our efforts in its behalf. Although 
nany other Dioceses have a lively interest in its welfare, and are duty bound 
to vorkfor it, our duty and our interests are first and greatest. The Diocese 
of Tennessee will reap the first fruits an<l receive the greatest share of its sue- 
ce«i, and it is but riglit that we should be the fureuiost workers in the field. 
The University is no longer a doubtful experiment. The seed planted by the 
Minted servants of God years ago, after a long and dark winter of trials and 
distress, has germinate<], and is now putting forth branches — young and feeble, 
it is true, but full of life and health. It needs but time and our loving labors 
to establish it in all the fair and stately proportions of its great and good pro- 
jeetors. 

Asa mighty engine for the diffusion of Christian education, its value can- 
not be measured; but not less is its value as an instrument for the immediate 
and wiilc-spreading of tlie bounds of the (Church itself. Some idea of its value 
in this respect may be formed from the fact st?.t'?d in tin* r";»'»rt of Rev. Dr. 
Knight^ that nne-lialf (»f the ]>u})ils now present are communicants of the 
(■hurch. Here we have a nursery for rearing up an indigenous clergy, with- 
out which tiie work of the rhurch ncvor can be ilone as the work of (Mirist's 
^'hurcli shouhl be. 

The Sewnnee Collegeat Winchesicr, received untier the control of the Bishop 
•nd Ton vent ii»n of the Diocese a year ago. under the charge of Rev. II. li. 
^need. who with the gentleman annociated with liim,has earned the well-merite«l 
eonfidcnce and esteem of its patrons. The institution should receive, not only 
the liberal support of the prosperous coitimunity in which it is located, but 
*l8o the patronage and encouragement of the Diocese. 

Vour t.\mimittett desire in this report to make honorable and grateful 
'nontion in the name of tlie (.\»nventit)n, of the kind feeling munifesied by our 
-*i other Church toward us. in the munificent b2nefactionH made to the Univer- 
sity of the Sontlt during the visit of otir Dioce^^an to Flngland. and as a token 
**r our sense of gratitude, to recommend that the University exercise the pow- 
*i*8 vested in it as a chartered iustitutitJii of learning, for the first time, in con- 
^^^rringthe honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity upon such clergynum or 
<^lergymen of the English Church as the Hish<»p of the Diocese may recommend, 
^uch acts of beneficence cannot fail to strengthen the ties that bind the >S)!her. 
*►! Knglant], to the daughter, of America. 

Of the Columbia Female Institute the Committee desire to spoa': in the 
**trongeHt terms of approval ami coiimr>n>lation, and earnestly to recomnr.Mid 
>t as worth}' the nio.-'t liberal encouragement and co-operation of all j^ood 
churchmen. It is the only church school forf<'males in the Dii^ccse ; it is purely 
Hiid avowedly a church school: it i« the pruperty of the Diocese; it i>* umle:- 
*he charge <if » clergyman of the Church, who is pre-i'mine:itly nualitiv-d bv 
natural gifts, by education, and by more than a (juarter of a c<'niury of ex- 
perience; its teachings and its conduct are in strict iicc;>rdanoe with both the 
3 



34 APPBNDIX. 

letter and spirit of the Church; its location is unsurpassed for healthfulnestOK 
social advantages; its accommodations are equal to the best in the land — ia ■ 
word, in all that is desirable in a female school, it challenges comparison vitfc 
any other. 

What the Universitj of the South is designed to be for the Bons of tha 
Church, the Columbia Female Institute may be made for the daughters of the 
Church, and the Committee can but regard it as a special blessing of God thai 
both these great institutions should be located in this Diocese. It is true thai 
the Institute is the property of our Diocese only, but it offers its benefits alike 
to all and invites all to come and partake alike. 

Already the Columbia Institute has done much good work« as very man^ 
noble women throughout the Valley of the Mississippi will testify, who look 
lovingly back to the Institute as the place where first they tasted the sweeu o~« 
religiou and enlisted in the service of Christ; but great as has been its worM 
we trust its career is hut begun. The times are rife with talk of " the sphere 
of woman and her duties;*' while the world is talking, the Columbia Femal 
Institute is working — not working after tlie plan or theory of this man or tha« 
woman, but working in conformity and obedience to the beautiful require 
ments of the Church of Christ in all its aims and ends. 

The Committee speak earnestly and go beyond the usual formal words c= 
reports on this subject, because they believe that the great field of Chure^ 
work lies in the future, and they know that if the Church is to win the men aa^ 
women of to-morrow, sho must get hold of the children of to-day. The Con^ 
mittee are the more earnest in their expressions, also, because they think th^ 
the clergy and the laity can and ought to do a great deal more than they ev^ 
have done in behalf of these (Church schools. It is not by giving money thc^ 
the work is to be done. Thanks to God and the noble men in charge^ the^ 
schools are above the begging point; but these schools are the best in the Di^ 
cese, and every clergyman and layman may safely recommend them as suclK 
and there is not a clergyman or layman in the Diocese who is not able to iic 
fluence at least one pupil, and your Committee trust that from this time fort 
ward every member of Christ's Church in this Diocese will make it a matter cz 
duty to work for these schools in all appropriate ways and at all seasonabU 
times, in the full belief that in so doing they will best serve the holy cauiM 
which they have most at heart. 

[Signed] HUNTER NICHOLSON, 1 

G. A. HKNRY, 
J. F. JETT. 
J. J. RIDLEY, D. D., 
GEO. BECKETT, 
GEO. WHITE, D. D. 



Committee. 



[L.] 
Report of Standing Committee. 
June 8, 1868.— Standing Committee met and organixed by the oleciion o1 
officers. 



REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE. ii^ 

JrsE 29, 1868. — Standing Committee met and the tbllowing resolution was 
Adopted: 

Resolved, That the Standing Committee prepare a circular addressed to 
the Rectors of the different Parishes, setting forth the absolute necessity of 
meeting the expenses incidental to the Episcopate and the Contingent Fund, 
and that the President of Standing Committee be requested to prepare the 
■aid circular. 

December 1G. 184)8. — Standing Committee met and signed the testimonials 
of Dr. Littlejohn, Bishop elect, of Long Island. 

December 30, 18Q8. — Standing Committee met and signed the testimonials 
of Dr. Doane, Bishop elect, of Albany. 

January 5, 1869. — Standing Committee met and signed the testimonials 
of the Bishop elect of Easton. 

February 20, 1869. — Standing Committee met and signed the testimonials 
of Dr. Huntington, Bishop elect, of Central New York. 

Aprtl, 1869. — Standing Committee met and signctl the testimonials of E 
Bndley, for Deacon's orders. 

April, 1869. — Standing Committee met and recommended Rev. Mr. Graham 
for Pries t'e orders. 

JOHN T. WHEAT, D. D., President. 

OEOaOE WHITE, Secretan/. 

Memphis, Tenx.. May 26, 1869. 



\ 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 



St. Ann's Chubch, Edgefield. 

*rt of the Parish of St. Ann's Churchy in the city of Edgefield^ in the county of 
Davidsonyfor the year ending May, 1869. 

U Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn, : 
Congregation — Families 25; individuals, outside of families, 20; children 
Total number of souls 140. 

Baptisms — Adults 2; infants 8. Total 10. Confirmations 6. Communi- 
ts — Added anew 6; removed into the Parish 2; removed from 14; present 
ibcr 47. Burials 2. Public services — On Sundays 60; other days 77. 
il 137. Children catechised every Sunday. Sunday-school Teachers 6 ; 
dlars 60. 

OFFERINGS. 

nmunion alms $108 65 

ekly offering 227 65 

scopate 60 00 

Uingcnt Fund 6 26 

•sion at Tullahoma 40 00 

»field Orphan Asylum 9 60 

er Purposes 229 50 

>Unt of Salary 800 00 

Treasurer of the Parish, George R. Williamson. 
The report of this Parish dates from November 1, 1868. 

Respectfully, 

LOUIS P. TSCHIFFELY. 



St. Alban's Mission, Cleveland. 

>r< of St. Albans Mission, in Cleveland, in the county of Bradley, for the year 
tndiny May 24, 1869. 
be Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn. : 

Congregation — Families 15 (adults 35, children 27); total number of in- 
duals 62. Baptisms— Adults 6; infants 7. Total 13. Confirmed 22 
xmunicants — Added anew 25; removed into the Parish 4; removed from 
Parish 4; present nniiibcr 24. Hurinls 1. Public services — On Sundays 
on other days 26. Total 117. Children catechised — Number of times 40. 
^day-»chool teachers — Mule 3; female 8; Total 11; pupils — male 25, female 

Total 56. Bible classes 2 ; members 13. 



38 APPENDIX. 

COLLECTIOKS. 

Communion Alms $49 88 

Weekly OflFertory 119 66 165 

APPROPBIATED. 

Support of the Episcopate (no assessment, the mis- 
sion haying only three communicants last year.) 00 00 
Contingent Fund (no assessment, the mission having 

only three communicants last year.) 00 00 

Pension Fund (Christmas collection) 8 00 

Episcopate Fund 00 00 

Diocese, Mission and Education Fund 8 20 

Domestic and For. Mission Society, Dom 8 00 

Othir Purposes 160 19 

Total 16 

Amount of Indebtedness of the Mission 

Amount of Salary Clergyman is entitled to receiye (from the Mis- 
sion and Board) ^ 20 

Arrears of Salary 

Name of the Treasurer of the Mission, J. Alex. Davis. 
Besides the foregoing, the members of the Mission have contributed, i 
August last, by monthly installments, over $200, toward a building fund. 
Sunday-school has contributed $54 and the Teacher's class $44, for lib 
hooks; thus making the total amount of contributions within the year i 
and all done voluntarily and directly, without the least resort to any ind 
or questionable means. 

The Bishop White *' Parish Library Association " has kindly don 
twenty-five volumes, and Miss Dunlop, of Philadelphia, as many more, t( 
Library ; so that now our two libraries number about two hundred volun 
most of which are distinctly churchly in their character. 

The " Masonic Female Institute " — leased by yourself and under the cl 
of the Rev. W. H. Hunt, opened the first week in April — numbers about th 
seven pupils, and there is every probability of its opening, in the fall, w: 
least double that number. 

I cannot speak too highly in commendation of the little flock collect 
this station. Not only have they shown an earnest desire to learn their 
as Christians, but they have also shown a commendable zeal in secondic 
ny efforts to build up the mission and to spread a knowledge of the cl 
and her holy ways, throughout the community; under sectarian oppof 
and misrepresentation they have exhibited a spirit of Christian • 
ity and forbearance but seldom seen in such a young organization, and n 
while it shows the beneficial effect of the molding influence of the ch 
cannot but tend to recommend that church to the consideration of thetho 
ful and honest members of the community. 

I leave this mission with deep regret, but my great need of rest coi 
me to a change for the present, though I hope my separation from this d 
loved flock will not be final. 



PAROCHIAL RKPORTB. 39 

T hope OTerj effort will be mnde to sustain the mission ; it deserves more 
tliAn ordinary effort. 

Affectionately yours, in Christ and the Church, 

GEORGE N. JAMES, Friett in Charge. 



St. Augustine's Chapel, Sewanee Mission, University Place. 

The work at this sution is peculiar, involTing, as it docs, the duties of an 
Ac&<fcmical Institution, as well as of a Missionary Post. It is difficult to 
separate the results of this year's labor, which are localized at this place, and 
the chaplain and missionary begs leave to make his joint report, as follows: 

Baptisms — Adults 6; infants 12. Total 18. Confirmed 17. Communi- 
cants — Last report 20; added 36; remoTed2; present number 54. Marriages 
1. Public serTices — Sundays and holy days 185; other days 244. Total 429. 
Number of celebrations of Holy Communion 60. Sunday-school scholars — 
Children 20; freedman 15 — 85; teachers 7. Studying with a view to the min- 
istry of the church, in the Sewanee Training and Diocesan School — now merged 
in the University of the South — 6. 

THE OrriRTORT. 

Sum total of offerings .>. $370 72 

APPaOPaiATIONS. 

For a beneficiary student $35 00 

Bishop White Prayer Book Society 18 46 

Domestic Missions 12 33 

foreign Missions 8 58 

I^iocesan Mission 256 56 

UniTersity Offering 10 10 

Episcopal Salary 11 00 

Olaancel Furniture 15 25 

Olioir Books and Expenses 18 41 

ToUl 865 67 

I^cflcit in arrears 5 05 

870 72 

An organ has also been purchased by contribution 110 00 

Making the amount collected within the congregation $480 72 

We also owe to the praiseworthy efforts of two ladies of the congregation 
-^whose diffidence would shrink from being named — a superb satin altar cloth, 
^^ Baster gift; and to Mrs. Cyrus Mason, of New York city, a beautiful 
^^iKt, of Pictou stone. Mr. Henry Sharpe, of the same city, has also generously 
^<^iiated to St. Augustine's Chapel a richly stained wheel-window for the west 
l^ble. 

Of the number confirmed thirteen were students, and there are now no less 
^itn twenty-five, or tfbout one-half of the number now present in the Uniyer- 
*^ty of the South, that are constant and earnest minded communicants. 



40 APPENDIX. 

The Missionary has received, on account of salary, $785 68, in part (viiz 
$i79 13) from the Roarrl of Domestic Missions, and in part ($266 55) 
Diocesan Funds, derived from the offertory. 

Durinp the year, with the aid of some of the students, missionary serviecK -^s 
have been extended to three places outside of this mission, and the number or ^CDf 
services thus supplied is twenty-live. Of the baptisms reported above, /o«k -^r 
were at one of these <Kitsido stations — Tracy City. 

In order to carry on church work more systematically and effectively, imi" ^ » 
St. Mark's day the preliminary steps were taken to organise The Minsionar^^^r;^ 
Guild of St. Mark. 

Three days after, at a special service, the Bishop of the Diocese solemnly ^^ y 
set apart to the office of Lay Readers, in the face of the congregation, eigkr .^c^i 
young men of the guild, whom he afterward appointed to go, two by two, t<c^-2lo 
four different places whore there is room and a desire for church extension ^rmi. 
These posts are McMinnville, Tracy City, the ''Lower Coal Banks," an(Ki» d 
Cowan. At the first two there is a strong disposition to build chapels at once ^^^ =«, 
and at the third a scliooHiouse is about being erected, which will be under th» ^cAe 
control of the church for all public religious services. 

Necessity obliges the missionary — us Chaplain, and also a Professor iv^r -5ii 
the University — to devote his attention mostly to the local work of the Sewa- .^» * 
nee Mission. The ''(iuild of St. Mirk " w^ill, therefore, be a very happy asso-^:^ •<> 
ciation to disseminate from this, as a center, the knowledge of Him who is th^ .m:^^ 
light of the world. 

We feel that a great interest is growing up here: one which may becom» mj^~3i 
of incalculable a«lvantage to tho l)!oceso in wliich it is providentially planted-K-^'^^'J 
Their far-reaching plans who nobly ])rujocted this enterprise for the church anc^ Mi^i 
the South are beginning to be accomplished. Ftrvri opun. The work, indeed^K^ -4 
glows. May its agiMits and instruments, ami all associated witli it, glow iE^c -Min 
in their work, more and more, with the fervent love of Christ. 

F. L. KNKIHT. D. D. 
MiM.siojiari/ Prir.tf and Chftj/lain of thf I'nivtrnity nf the South. 



Calvary CiiiRrii, Memphis. 
Baptisms — children A'J, adtiltsO, total ♦>! ; Confirmations 22; Marriages 21 ;: 
Burials *2tj; Sunday-school Teachers 1 1 ; Sunday-school Pupils 100; Commu- 
nicants 2i>0; Kcctors Salary $;iOtK) per annum. Parish, 1 think, in a pros- 
perous condition. 

GEO. WHITE, Rector. 



llv.w K. Dknnisto.n. 

To the Ht. IN'v. C T. QllNTAKD. I>. D., LL. I)., ///.vAo/' o/ rnnirsR,^ : 

\)v.\\K r>i>ii(M'---Sinci' inv Inst rcjxnt 1 linvc been oflioiating in Colum- 
bus, (ieorjiia. ami •■mplovt'd in tlio Missionary woik eonnrcted with that Par- 
ish. The stiitr of I his woik I huvc rv-jHirted to the Bishop of (leorgia. 

K. DENMSTON. 
May 16. 1H»;'.». 



parochial reports. 41 

Canfield Colored Orphan Asylum. 

The Chaplain' 9 Report to the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARDy D, />., LL. Z>., 
Rithop of the Diocese of Tennessee : 

Congregation — Average adults 12; children 00. Total 72. 
BaptiHms— adults 1; children 39. Total 40. Burials— adult (white) 1; chil- 
dren (white) 1, colored 9. Total 11. Sunday-school — Teachers, male 1, fe- 
m^W 1. Total 2. Pupils average GO to 70. 

Public services — The daily morning and evening prayers of the Church — 
excepting Saturdays — with Litany Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

The Chaplain visits the Asylum on the last Sunday of each month, when 
the Sacrament of Baptism is administered, when he also preaches to the con- 
gregation present; he also pays occasional calls besides. 

During the past ten months an endeavor has been made to make the Asy- 
lum a nucleus of a mission to the colored people of this city; and, notwith- 
standing that the Asylum being situate far from any negroes' houses, the effort 
has been highly successful. Thirteen children have been brought to Holy 
Baptism, which number is included in the above report. 

A Church School, for the frecdmen, was opened here in July, 1868, and 
was kept up until January, 18G9, when it was handed over to the Common 
School Board, and the teacher quietly dismissed, notwithstanding my protest, 
and he — the teacher — being placed there by the Bishop. The teacher had 
fulfilled his duty faithfully. Since January there has been a school at the 
.Xsylum, composed of the children in the Asylum and others from without; all 
of whom have been taught in the catechism and offices of the church, by the 
reader, Mr. Wickens, besides receiving instructions in those things commonly 
taught in schools by Mrs. Treat, under whose tuition it is believed the children 
have advanced rapidly. 

The Chaplain, as agent, has received for the Asylum four hundred and 
^^y dollars and twenty-five cents; ten dollars of which was paid to the reader. 
-According to directions from the Bishop, the other moneys are accounted for 
**> other reports. The baptisms in this report are included in the baptisms in 
'"e report of the Mission of the Good Shepherd. 

JAS. J. VAULX, Chaplain. 



Christ Church, Nashville. 

^^J><irt of the Parish of Christ Church, in Nashville, county of Davidson^ for the 

year ending May 25, 18G9 ; 
"^^ the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Diocese of Tennessee : 

COXtJREGATION. 

Baptisms — Adults 4; infants 17. Total 21. Confirmed 37. Communicants 
Added anew 30; removed into the purisli 12; removed from the parish 20; 
'**^d 3; present number 220. Marriages 1'.^ Burials 17. Public services — On 
**^ndftyH 150; on other days 60. Total 222. Children catechised — Number of 
UuiesTJ. Sunday-school— Male teachers 5; female 17. Total 22. Male pupils 
^2; female 80. Total 142. Bible class— Members 10. 



42 APPENDIX. 

riVAMCIAL. 

From Easter Monday (April 13), 1868, to Easter Monday (March 29), 1 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms $445 68 

Weekly Oflfertory 604 40 

Other Sources 8,906 80 

4,9« 

APPBOPRIATED. 

Support of the Episcopate $500 00 

Contingent Fund 68 16 

Diocesan Missions 61 60 

Other purposes 4,689 72 

6,14 

Amount of indebtedness of the parish, about 6( 

Amount of salary Clergyman is entitled to receive 2,6i 

Arrears of salary 1( 

Name of the Treasurer of the parish, D. R. Johnson. 

WM. J. ELLIS, Rector, 



Church of the Good Shepherd. 

Report of the Mistion " Church of the Good Shepherd^'' tn Memphis^ in the c 

of Shelby^ for year ending May 26, 1869. 
To the Rt. RcT. C. T. QUINTAUD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of T 
Congregation — Families 50; individuals 200. Baptisms — Adu' 
infants 74. Total 70. Confirmed 27. Communicants 75. Burials 13. F 
scrriccs every Sunday, 3 on other days; morning prayer except Saturd 
holy communion every holy day; during I-.ent 8 services daily. Sunday-84 
teachers — Male 7; female 7. Total 14. Sunday-school pupils 160; P« 
school children 30. Average weekly offertory $8 80, which is the salary g 
to the Clergyman. Amount of indebtedness of the mission $1,800 00. 

Works connected \cith the Mission — A Refuge and the Canfield Orphan 
lum, a report of both which are herewith handed in. The work has beei 
perfectly done, because there was too much work for the few workers, 
hope, before another Convention, to have more laborers in the work. We 
done what we could. 

JAS. J. VAULX, Priest in Charge. 

Mat 24, 1869. 



Refuge of the Good Shepherd. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUIXTARD. D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese qf T 
The above mentioned work was started on Ash Wednesday, 



PABOOHIAL REPORTS. 43 

10, and hai been in operation three months. The objects it has in view are 
as r^oUows: 

1. A refUge for the destitute and deserying poor. 

2. The conversion of sinners. 

8. The education of the ignorant. 

Commenced in a very humble way, a small house on Main street, giving 
onlj a straw pallet, a blanket for each inmate, with a good fire. Nearly one 
hundred and fifty men and boys — of nearly all nations, of nearly all stations 
of life, of all shades of religious opinion — gladly and thankfully accepted the 
il&elter offered, and joined heartily in a short evening song before retiring to 
r«Bt 

It is hoped that this little work of corporal charity will advance the inter- 
ests of true religion in this land. No one will deny that there is among us 
■EYxeh ungodliness, much viciousness of living, much practical unbelief and 
at.t,«r carelessness about the duties which men owe to God and their neighbor. 
A.ny earnest efforts to counteract these evils deserve the respect and the sup- 
port of Christian people. 

The church people of this city have helped the inmates in the way of old 
elothes; by this means our fifty men and boys have been made decent and 
l>^«n able to procure their living. One lady kindly sent food every week for 
oiar sick and starving ; another presented a dozen mattrasses. To these, as to 
ikll other kind friends, the Refuge will ever be indebted. 

The Refuge is now closed for the season, it will be reopened, D. V., in 
September, when an effort will be made to procure a larger and more central 
building — near the levee — and for it to be used as a church school by day and 
^ refuge at night. You will perceive that by the report the Refuge is not in 
*l«bi; but that there is a small balance in its favor. It is proposed to increase 
^bia during the summer so as to form an endowment fund. 

We commend the work to Almighty God, and the careful consideration of 
the Church Convention. 

JAS. J. VAULX, Chaplain. 
W. H. CROCKETT, Treasurer. 
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PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 45 

E. A. Simpson. 
The Rt. RcT. CHA8. TODD QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bithop of Tennessee : 

Rt. Rev. Sir — I beg leave to make the following report of ministe- 
rial acts in the Diocese of Tennessee, for eight months, ending with January 
of the current year. These duties have been performed in connection with 
the Church Home, Memphis, besides assisting, as occasion required, in Calvary 
and St. Laiarus' Churches: 

Services held 205; Sermons preached 82; assisted at Eucharistic Cele- 
brations 9; Baptisms — adults 4, infants 27, 81; Marriages 8; Burials 10. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. SIMPSON, 



Church Home, Memphis. 

TothcRt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Tennessee: 

Rt. Rrv. Sir — Admitted to the Diaconate on second Sunday after 
Easter (April 11), and nine days thcrenftcr appointe<l to the chaplaincy of the 
Church Home ; I have visited the Home as often as other engagements per- 
™»itied, and have regularly held the service of evening prayer on Sundays, 
«nd morning prayer on the Feast of the Ascension ; and have, on each occasion, 
*ddrc8sed the inmates with occa.sional catcchisings of the children. I admin- 
istered Holy Baptism to three children on Whitnunday; and on Monday in 
'Whitsunday week, at my request, the Rector of Calvary Church baptized an 
•<iult inmate. 

By request of the wardens I have officiated at Grace Church, Memphis, on 
*«Teral occasions since the resignation of the late Rector; and, since the ill- 
Qegsof Rev. Dr. Wheat, I have conducted the services at St. Lazarus' Church 

The summary of my official acts is as follows: Baptised 8 infants; read 
services 88 times; preached 11 times; delivered 7 addresses, and once assisted 
»t Holy Communion. 

E. BRADLEY, Chaplain. 

Memphis, May 25, 18^59. 



Church of the Holy Trinity, Nashville. 

Report of the Parish of the Church of the Holy Trinity^ Nashville^ for the year 

ending May 28, IHOU. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn. : 

CONOR EUATION. 

Baptisms — Adult 2; infant 12. Total 14. Confirmed 8; communicants, 
pregcnt number, 42. Marringcf* 2. l*nlilic services — on Sundays twice each 
Snnday, every day during Lent; children catechise<l every Sunday. Sunday- 
•cliool— Teachers 11 ; pupils 74. 



46 APPENDIX. 

COLLETTlOXa. 

Weekly offortory from Trinity $199 80 

Weekly oflfertory from Gordon Mission 48 80 

Since November 16, 1808 248 !■- 

APPROPRIATED. 

Support of the Episcopate $15 00 

Contingent Fund of Diocese 1 50 

Rectors salary 226 60 

Total 248 1^ 

Amount of Rector's salary, the offertory. Treasurer of the Parish Dr. S 
C. Minchin. 

The present Rector took charge of this Parish November 15, 1868, and a^C 
the same time commenced holding Bervicea at a new point, two and a-hal "^ 
miles from Nashville, which has been named the Gordon Mission. The 8tati»> ^ 
tics include both places. Owing to the entire disintegration of Trinity Parisfaa. 
previous to his taking charge, and its yet somewhat unsettled condition, ac3 
accurate account of the sixe of the congregation, and the number of commu — 
nicants cannot be given. The usual attendance at Trinity is now about on^K 
hundred, and is steadily increasing; at Gordon Mission it is about twenty-fiv^ 
The Lenten services were kept up by the Rev. L. P. Tschiffely, and were at - 
tended by an average congregation of about twenty. 

M. S. ROYCE, Rector. 



Henry P. Hay, B. B. 

Florkncr, Italy, April 9, 1869. 
The Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Tennessee: 

Bt. Rev. and Dear Sir: According to the provisions of the Canoim, 
I report to you my work as a Presbyter, since the last meeting of the Diocesan 
Convention. 

From the date of that Convention, until my resignation of the Rectorship 
of the Memorial Church of the Redeemer, Shelby villc, on the 2d of August I 
continued in ordinary routine of pastoral duty. The baptisms and Episcopal 
visitations for confirmation, and consecration of the church, will appear on 
the records of the Parish, and be reported in due form by the Rector. At the 
same time I carried on my scholastic work, and the additional services in the 
church and at other points in the Parish, for the colored people, with. I believe 
some good results. 

Since my resignation, I have officiated in the Dioceses of Ohio, Pittsburg, 
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York; and baptized one adult and three 
children, and married one couple. 

In crossing the Atlantic, there being a number of communicants on the 
steamer, I held full morning service every day, preached on Sunday, lectured 
twice and administered the Holy Communion. I have also officiated in various 
functions of my order in England, Scotland, France and Italy. 

In submitting this report, I am 

Respectfully, yours, 

HENRY P. HAY. 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 47 

Immanukl Church, LaGraxoe. 

Baptisms — Adults 6, infants 14. Total 20. Confirmed 8. Cv/mmu- 
nicants — Last report 62; added anew 8; removed 12; present number 48. 
Marriages 3; Burials 2. Sunday-school teachers 5; pupils 27. Services on the 
third and fourth Sundays of the month. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms $ 53 70 

OflFeringfl 230 12 

Bishop Quintard 85 00 

318 82 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Contingent Assessment $ 2 50 

Episcopate Assessment 25 00 

Rector 8 Salary (with board) IW) 57 

Catechisms, etc 13 50 

Debt of the Church 151 75 

Other purposes 19 50 

318 82 

Tressurer, William A. Houston. 

J. M. SCHWRAR. Rector. 



St. John's CnrRCH, Ashwood, 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D.: 

I report services hold once a fortnight since the middle of March, 
^•miles 5 ; communicants 13. Collections S2o. Appropriated for repairs of 
*^e church $25. 

I also report services held at Cross Bridges, Bigby — a point about six 
*dea from Ashwood — in the afternoon of each Sunday on which 1 have 
Pleached at Ashwood. No church members reside in the neighborhood, but 
<>ur aervices are desired by most of the adjacent families. 

H. DUN LOP, Miniitfr in Charge. 



St. John's Church, Knoxville. 

The following statistics of this church, for the year ending May, 
^°^9, are respectfully reported to the Bishop of the Diocese, vii : 

Baptisms — Adults 2; infants 8. Total 10. Confirmed 22. Communicants 
'Added anew 27; removed into Parish 9; removed from Parish 8; present 
'^^Ttiber 91. Marriages 3. Burials 8. Sunday-school teachers 19; Sunday-school 
P**pils 70. 

COLLECTIONS. 

^^'om all Murees $488 60 



48 APPENDIX. 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of Episcopate SlOO 00 

Foreign Mission, P. E. Church 20 00 

Knoxville Bible Society 40 10 

Diocesan Mission 45 00 

The Poor 12 79 

Current expenses of Church 215 Gl 

4 

The Rectorship of this church was resigned by the Rev. T. W. Hum' 
January last, and the undersigned was elected minister in charge, and er 
immediately upon the duties of his office. 

WILLI.VM GRAHAM. 



St. James' CHURcn, Bolivar. 

Report of the Parish of Sf. Jam^a' Churrh, in Bolivar, in the countif of Han 

for thr. year ending May 20, 18<)9. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARl), D. !>., LL. D., Bi»hop of thr. Diocenr. of i 
Congregation — Families 37; adults 80; children 70. Total numt 
individuals ^'A). Baptisms — .Adults 10; infants 10. Total 20. Confirm 
Communicants — Addotl anew 17; removed into the Parish 8: removed 
the Parish 4; <lied 2; pri'sent number, white, 08, black 10. Marriaj 
Burials <>. Public services- — On Sundays 125. on other days 184. Toti 
Childrcd catechised, number of times 12. Sun<lay-sclK)ol teachers, m 
female 5. Total 12. Pupils— Male .^3; female 20. Total AO. Bible C 
Members 9. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms $49 20 

Weekly Offertory 105 19 

Other offerings 09 40 

APPROPRIATKU. 

Support of Episcopate $100 00 

Contingent Fund of (!oiivention 10 00 

Other purposes 295 00 



The ladies sewing society has presented to the church a large and 
some pulpit Bible, Oxfortl edition, and a silver communion service. A 
of ^4alary clergyman is entitled to receive Sl'XM) ami rectory. Name 
Tretisurer <»f tlie Parish ; Jerome Hill. 

We commeiic«Hl. in April, taking up subscriptions for a new church 
ing, together with a separate room for Sunday-school nur}msi.»s. Our bii 
ctuninittee has just closed a contract for a beautiful gothic church, 
with corner t(»wer and spire, a south jiorch, reeess chancel, open tiinbe 
etc. Nave 43x70, chancel 15x18, vestry 12x1 3A : the whole to cost SI 1.500 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 49 

Sundaj-school room, in the rear, 20x48, with front porch, $1000. Very nearly 
Uie requisite amount for this improvement hars already been subscribed, in the 

W. C. GRAY, Rector, 



St. Lazarus Parish, Memphis. 

Rt. Key. CHARLES T. QUINT ARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocete of Tenn. : 
Rev. and Dear Sir : I respectfully submit the following report of the 
condition of St. Laiarus Parish for the past year : 

Baptisms — Adults 4; infants 22. Total 2G. Confirmed 28. Communi- 
cants — Last report 185; renewed 21; died 8; perverted to Rome 3; added 63. 
Total 191. Marriage 1 ; burials 16. Sunday-school — Teachers 14; scholars 125. 

FINA.VCES CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Communion Alms $242 15 

Weekly OflFertory 589 25 

Other sources 1,874 60 

Sunday-school 50 00 

Pew Rents for part of year (some of the rents included in 

last report were paid in advance) 2,440 05 

Total $5,196 96 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Charity $242 16 

ConTention Assessments 440 00 

Church Home 245 71 

Sunday-school ^ 50 00 

Current Expenses of Paris^ 4,134 78 

ToUl 5,112 64 

Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

J. T. WHEAT, D. D., 



Memphis, Tbvn., May 1, 1869. 



Rector of St. Laxarut^ Parith. 



St. Luke's Ciixtrcii, Jackson. 

•^q»or< of the Parish of St. Lukes Church, Jackson, for the year ending May 26, 

1869. 
^t Hev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Tennessee: 

Number of families 44 ; communicants 113. Baptisms — infants 14; 
^Ults 11. Total 26. Confirmations 25; marriages 6; burials 4; Sunday- 
*^ool tMefam 11; pupils 70. 
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50 APPENDIX. 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of the Episcopate $160 00 

Contingent Fund 15 00 

Other purposes 125 00 

Total 29 

Amount of Salary proposed to bo raised, with Parsonage. $1,20 

Treasurer of the Parish, I. C. Pybas. 

JOHN A. HARRISON, Rectitr, 



St. Mark's Church, Williasisport. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D. : 

I respectfully report for the year ending May, 1869 : Famili< 
communicants 8. Services held once a fortnight for nine months and we 
when weather permitted attendance, 3 months. 

APPROPRIATIOXS. 

For Repairing the Church $150 00 

Domestic Missions 15 00 

Convention Assessment 10 00 

Other purposes 15 00 

Minister's Salary about 200 00 



I also report services held at Springhill, for six months, beginnin 
June of last year. Number of communicants 5. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



Support of Missionary $«36 00 

Rent of Hall for service 80 00 

At each of the public services held here there was a marked increas 
the number of attendants from the first to the last. 



I report, also, a service commenced at Shady Grove — a tow 
Hickman county — held after the morning service at Williamsport. Theri 
large attendance here, and I believe the church couhl be established i 
place if a houHe for worship were proviiled.* At present the Methodists 
the use of their church, which I have accepted. Other religious scrvicei 
held only once in three weeks. No member of our church resides ii 

neighborhood. 

H. DUNLOP, 

Minister in Charge of St. Mark's Church, Williamtpor, 



parochial reports. 51 

Church of the Messiah, Pulaski. 

Rqfori q/i the PariiK of the Church of the Messiah^ Pukuki, for the year ending 

May 1, 1869. 
To the Rt Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., BUhop of Tennessee: 

Baptisms — Adults 5; infants 8. Total 8. Confirmed 11. Communicants — 
Added anew 9; by removal 5; lost by removal 3; present number 40; mar- 
riages 2. Sunday-school teachers 4; pupils 18. Total 22. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms $189 41 

Weekly Offertory 828 61 

Special Collections 28 00 

Sojkday-school Offerings 20 05 

S^ll 07 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Snpport of the Episcopate $25 00 

Contingent Fund of Convention 2 50 

IMoeesan Missions 26 55 

l^mestic Missions 7 00 

Incidental Expenses of Parish 40 10 

Rectors Salary 889 87—491 02 

Leaving unappropriated 20 05 

Amount of salary Clergyman entitled to receive uncertain. 
A Parish was duly organized on the evening of Ash-Wednesday last, and 
application will be made to the present Convention for its admission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. HUNT, Rector. 



St. Matthew's Church, Covinotox. 
Baptisms — Adults 1 ; infants 8. Total 4. Confirmations 10. Com- 
^^Vmicants — Former number 24; added anew 10; removed 7; died 2; present 
'^ ^^mber 25; burials 2. 

COLLECTIONS. 

^^^mmnnion offerings $ 19 90 

^^her collections 115 00 

$184 90 

APPROPKIATKI). 

^^lary of Minister $181 65 

^^mnfield Orphan Asylum 8 25 

$184 90 

Treasurer of the Parish Wm. Hamilton. 

C. F. COLLINS, Priest in Charge, 



52 



APPENDIX. 



St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis. 

Report of ike Parish of Si. Mary't Cathedral^ in Memphit^ in the county of i 
for thr. year ending May^ 1869 ; 

To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Tennestee: 

Baptisms 15; Burials 5; Marriages 6; Confirmations 14; Con 
cants about 76; Sunday-school teachers and children about 70. 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of Episcopate S160 00 

Contingent Fund 1/i 00 

Church Charity Foundation 150 00 

Other Purposes 75 00 

Rector 8 Salary, proceeds of offertory. 

Arrears of Salary, in former years, about 1,350 00 

indebtedness of Pariah, about 3,000 00 

Name of Treasurer, Peter Wager. 

In this church there are daily morning and evening prayers, throi 
the year. The Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday and on al 
days. For six months instruction was given twice a week, to colored pc 
I performed missionary duty at Riilgeway, every Friday, for several m 

God's loving kindness and mercy have followed me all the days 
life, and to Him be all honor and glory, through Jesus Christ, our Lord 

RICHARD HINES, D. D., Dean. 



Otey Chapel, Shelby County. 

Report of Otey Chapel^ in the County of Shelby, for the year ending May^ 1 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Tennessee : 

Baptisms — Adults 1; infants, white, 1, colored 1. Total 3. Confiri 
Communicants — Last report 28; added anew 5; removed into the Pari 
removed from the Parish 5; died 1; present number 28. Marriages 3; B 
3. Services on the first and second Sundays of the month, the afterno< 
which I devote to the colored people. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms $27 38 

Offerings 264 50 

$2 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Contingent Assessment S3 00 

Episcopate Assessment 80 00 

Rector's Salary (with board) 229 10 

Diocesan Missions 8 88 

Other purposes - 10 96 

J. M. SCHWRAR, l^-iest in Charge 



PAROCHIAL EEP0RT8. 53 

St. Paul's Chibch, Franklin. 

Report { Unofficial) of St. PauTt Church, Franklin, 

Congregation — Families 12. Baptisms — Infants 2. Confirmed 7. Com- 
municants — present number 21. 

The Parish has been without a minister since July — two or three services 
only having been held since that time. 

M. S. ROYCE. 



Parish op St. Peter, Columbia. 

Report of the Parith of St. Peter j Columbia, for the year ending Mat/, 1868. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUIXTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bithop of the Diocene of Tenn. : 
Baptisms — Adults 2; infants 9. Total 11. Confirmations 82. Com- 
municants — Last report 96; added 82; removed 18; died 1; present number 
114. Marriages S; Burials 9. Sunday-school — Teachers 9; pupils 68. Public 
•ervices — On Sunday 80; on other days 82. 

COLLECTION'S. 

Communion Alms S88 00 

Weekly OflFertory 202 00 



$285 00 

Raised by private contributions for Parochial objects 1,840 00 

The debt on the Church edifice — S2,000 — has been liquidated, and we 
^joice in being free from debt. Treasurer, Dr. Johnson. 

(;E0RGE BECKETT, Bector. 



St. Peter's Chapel, Nashville. 

Xenia, Ohio, May 12, 1869. 
^T. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD : 

Dear Sir — I submit a brief report of the work done by me in the 
*^ection of St. Peter's Chapel, in North Nashville: 

-^niount expended $2,014 87J 

"^Xftount collected 1,996 16 

This S2,014 87J includes one hundred dollars paid on the ground, and 
^^e amount lost in materials and work on the first frame put up, which was 
'^^own down; also, $149 10 of traveling expenses. So that, deducting these 
^^"o items, the cost of the building, as it stands, is reduced to J?l,76.) 774, in- 
^^uding the damages by the tornado or storm, which amounted, in the aggre- 
^^te, to several hundred dollars. I employed workmen at the cheapest rates 
•Of day labor, superintending the workmen in person, and seeing myself to 
tH« purchase of all the materials. 

I must, in this connection, say that Messrs. Soiitherland & Co., lumber- 
■•*en, and Macy & Brown, dealers in hardware, deserve thanks for selling t<> 



54 APPENDIX. 

^■ e for the churcli at re<luceij raief: al>iu>. Mr. Miller, lumber dealer, and otkcn. 
Mr. Mrrullougb. Kanh. blind aud df.M>r inauufaciurerH. did that pan of tk( 
work by contract, and at reduced rate!<. Mr. George Swan, painter, aid 
Mh^-tk. .Siockell & S«in. plasterers, did their work at low prices. Theve faiorf 
e.'iholfrd 111'.', hy (itfi If hler>i»iiig. to huild ilie Chiipel at what I consider a Tcrj 
tiUihW oviilay of money, con^^idering the <juiility of the work and tiie capacity 
of Ml" building. 

The j>r«:ceding ta>>ular hfratement hih<iw>t a Email balance due me. of expei- 
diture>t over the collection^ made t^i meet them, which I desire lo contribait. 
with my ialMir ».•« KU|K.'rintendent of the work; hoping that, howerer htunblf 
and unpretending in appearance, it may prove a permanent good to theDio- 
c'j^e of Tennessee. 

Two note- of ?30r) each, given by me for the land, as Trustee for the Cob- 
vention, will be due in Decem>»er, lMJ!*-'70. respectively. 
.4)1 of which is* respectfully submitted. 

W. T. HELM, 
Lotf K*rtor <*/ Trinity ParitK Xathvillt^ Tetm. 



1'arisii of tiie Epiphany, Kxoxville. 

H'lturt of thf. I'arinh of th^ Epiphany^ in Knoxrillr, Knox county^ /or th^ yM 
mditty May. 1W9. 

To the lit. Kev. ('. T. Ql'INTARD. D. D., LL. D., Binhup of the Diocese of Tenn^ 

rorign'gHiion — FiMiMJieH :i2; Individuals ubout 100. Baptisms — AdultsS 
irifiini« 'J. Totttlll. T'oiifirmeil 14, <%>niniunicants — .\dded anew 22; removoi 
into the fiurinh^i; ritinoved from the parii^li 4; died 1; present number' 
.MurringeH 1: Huri»l!< :{, Public scrvicoy — Until I left the Parish, 1st of Jan 
uiiry. iwj'i, Hervicef wert* held every Sunday once and every Friday onec^ 
SirHM* that time I hold nervice there once each month, on Sunday, and twic^ 
eiu'h month on other days. Children catechised once each month. Sunday — 
Ki-hool— Teachers, male o; fcmiile 7. Total 12. Pupils, male 26; female 8(K 
Total r>ii. There is a large MiHsiou Sunday-school, numbering^ teachers an(^ 
HrholarH, 150. 
IndebtedneHH of the INirish $800 OC^ 

Tr<*aHurer, E. J. Kinzel. 

ThiH \H a large and most promising field, and if some earnest and indtts^- 
triour< man would take hold and live among the people, I have no doubt i 
would soon bi* a self-Hustaining Parish. There is a good brick building, plainly^ 
but eomfdrtably furni.«lied, and a fair prospect of a good harvest. "Pray y 
that the Lord of the harvest may send forth laborers into his vineyard.'* 

WILLIAM MOWBRAY, Rector. 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 55 

St. Paul's CiiURcn, Chattanooga. 

itport qf the Paritk of St. PauCt Church, in Chattanooga, county of Hamilton, for 

the year ending May "li^th, ISGO. 
T9tlie Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARI), D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn. : 
(^ngrcgntion — Families and parts of families /)4; total number of 
iidlTiduals about 20(). Baptisms — Adults 4; children 18. Total 17. Con- 
flnned 13. Communicants — present number 43. Marriages 1. Public services 
—On Sundays, twice each day; other days, Wednesday. Children catechised 
first Sunday in each month. Sunday-school — Teachers, male 4; fcmaleti; total 
10; pupils, male HO; female 45. Total 75. 
Amount of Salary, etc $1000 00 

Mr. Sundquist Treasurer. 

This Parish is progressing steadily. The attendance is larger and more 
rcgnlar than formerly, and the elements of discord which have so distracted 
this Parish are yielding to social friendship and Christian love. 

Candidates Confirmed at St. Pauls Church, Chattanooga, May 21, 18(59. 

Mary Francanna Croft, Mary Elisal>eth James — these two were confirmed 
aiyoiirfirMi visit — Helen Mar Nixon, Hattie Elisabeth Webb, Thankful A. 
Johnson, Abraham Malone Johnson, Frederick Schneider, Mollie Whiteside, 
Hugh Whiteside, Ambrose C. Grant, Bessie S. Grant, James W. Kelly, Ellen 
MitiMa llagood. 

WILLIAM MOWBRAY, Rector. 

Mat 2«, 1869. 



St. Paul's Church, Athkns. 

Report of St. PauFs Church, Athens, for the year ending May, 1809. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARI), D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese vf Tenn.: 
I entered upon Pastoral work in St. Paul's Parish October 1, 1808, 
lince which time I officiated and preached in the church 54 times, also held 
Unien prayers, etc., 20 times; in Sweet Water, one evening; assisted in the 
•pniing services at the University of the South; also preached once in St. 
Uurus; and s^iid evening prayers once in (-lilvary Church, Memphis; 
Administered the Holy (Communion in the church 7 times, and to William 
Born^, in private, once. Baptisms — Adults 1; infants .3. Total 4. Burials 
1 Communicants — Found 10; added by confirmation :) ; removed from Par- 
i«h2; died 1; present number 16. Sunday-school — Scholars 15; teachers 4; 
hperintendent 1. Total 20. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

CoUected at Olfertory ?12 00 

Contingent Expenses 9 00 

Hector's Salary, paid 117 <M) 

Episcopate Fund, paid 10 00 

Hectors Board, valued at 118 00 

Total $2r>« 00 



56 APPENDIX. 

Summary — Sermons GO; Holy Communion admin tstered 8 times; Lento Ti 
prayers 20; Lectures 2; Catechism 8 times. Families 10; IndiTiduAls 25 tofi 

WM. MITCHELL, M. D., Sector. 



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St. Peter's Mission, Nashville. 

Report of St. Pf.ters MUtion^ XanhvilUj from. Novtmbtr 1, 1868. 
To the RU Rev. C. T. QUINT ARD, D. D., LL. D., Biikop qf the I)ioet$e of TVws..: 
On the 29th of February I ent-ered on the charge of this Mi88i(».aL 
The Sunday-school numbers throe teachers, thirty-five scholars. Serrices i^ -je 
held OTcry Sunday evening, and have been rendered at other times. 

In addition to the above services, daily prayer was oflferod by me, duri-^sg 
Lent, at the request of the Rector, in the Church of Holy Trinity, Nashville . 

RcspectAilly, 

LOUIS P. TSCHIFFELY, 



Ravenscroft Chapel, Tipton county. 

Report of Ravenscroft Chapel^ Tipton county^ for the year ending May^ 1869. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Dioceee qf Tenn.^ 
Communicants — White 15 ; colored 15. Total 80. Baptisms — In- ' 
fants 1. 

CONTRIBrTIOXS. 

Communion offerings $5 00 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Convocation Fund $5 00 

C. F. COLLINS, Priest in Charge, 



Memorial Chl'rcii of the Redeemer, Shelbyvillk. 

Report of thr Memorial Church qf the Redeemer^ ShelbyviUe, for the year ending 

May, 1800. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn. : 
Baptisms— .vaults 8; infants 8. Total 16. Confirmed— At Shelby- 
viUe 10; at TuUahomaO. Total 10. (\)mmunicant8 — Added anew 14 ; removed 
into the Parii»h 10; removeil from the Parish IB; present number 55. Mar- 
riages 2. Sunday-school — Teachers 7 ; pupils (>0. 

rOLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms, not otherwise appropriated $68 70 

Weekly Offertory, not otherwise appropriated 208 80 

Total .*. $272 55 



PAROCHIAL BBP0RT8. 67 

APFBOPRIATIOSrS. 

Support of the Epifcopate $100 00 

Pension Funil, (Christmas Offertory) 9 00 

Bpiscopatc Fund, (Easter Offertory) 10 00 

piocesan Missions 86 00 

S S. Contributions— Baptismal Font 80 00 

Sunday-school Library 12 00 

Christmas Offerings 14 00 

Other Purposes 81 46 

TotAl $r,16 00 

The present Rector entered upon the duties of this Parish on the L'Sth of 
[ASt October. Of the Communicants reporteil above, about tifleen reside in 
Fullfthoma and McMinnyille, where occnflional services have been held the 
ptaflt five months, by myself and two lay-readers, lately appointed by the 
3ishop. At both these Missions efforts are being made to erect Church build- 

The Sunday-school of the Church of the Redeemer is in a flourishing con- 
[i t-ion. The children have contributed enough the last few months, especially 
luiTing Lent, to purchase a handsome Stone Font for the Church. They have 
^^C2n assisted in their work of love by a generous donation from the Sunday- 
crliool of Christ Church, Savannah, Georgia. 

Several official acts and collections, included in my Parochial report, are 
opied from records left by my predecessor since the last (^>nveniiuu — from 
iC aa.y 24th to August 2, 18t>S. These are added, in order to give the full stutis- 
i<7sof the Parish during the Conventional year. 

i\ H. COLEY, Rector. 

Shelby viLLE, May 21, 1809. 



Trinity Parish, Winchester. 

Report of Trinity Parish, Winchester, for the year rndiny May, IHfiO. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., y/»W»oy> o/ the IHocme of Tinn. : 

Baptisms — Adults 3; infants ii. Total H. Confirmations 2. ("omniuni- 
ctnts 80. Sunday-school pupils 2o; tenchcvM 4. 

The Parish is still without a church, services being held in the Sewanee 
College Institute; but vigorous efforts are being made to secure the amount 
necessary for building a neat brick church, and high hopes are entertained of 
the guccess of the undertaking — a few hundreil dollars having already been 
Buhscribed. 

The success of the Sewanee Institute has not been such, for the past year? 
u was anticipated by its friends and patrons. The daily attendance has 
Taried from fifty to thirty pupils, and there seems no prospect of continuing it 
ai anything more than a mere boy's school. 

H. 11. SNEED, Rector. 



58 appendix. 

Trinity Church, Clarksville. 

Report of the Parinh of Trinity Church, ClarkerilUj Montgomery county, /or the 

year ending May 31, 186H. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUTNTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn.: 
BaptisiiiH— Adults 10; infants 26. Total 42. Confirmed 2o. Com- 
municants — Last report 2(H); added anew 45; removed into the Parish 16; 
removed from the Parish 34; died 2; present number 225. Marriages 5. 
Burials 12. Public Hcrvices— On Sundays 250; other days 50. ToUl 300. 
Children catechised by Superintendent every Sunday in four schools. Sunday- 
schools 4; teachers — male 8; female 16 ; total 24; pupils 265. Bible olass 20. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Offertory $179 5^ 

APl'UOPRIATIONS. 

A. C. M. Society $60 00 

Bishop for Diocesan Missions 78 00 

Parish Missions 25 00 

Charity 26 50 

Total....: $179 SC^T 

Money raised for other purposes and expended as follows: 

Episcopate and Contingent fund $220 00 

Current Expenses 600 00 

Church Debt 1,400 00 

Clergyman's Salary 1,500 00 

Total 3,620 OOCI 

Treasurer, Mr. G. E. Cooke. 

The Muster's work still goes on prosperously in this Parish. We have ^ 
regular service at five different Mission Stations in the county. The Rector-"^ 

holds service and preaches four times on Sunday, and Dr. Lurton twice, mak 

ing six services every Sunday except on Communion Sunday, when there ares£3 
five. At every point there is a growing interest, shown by a large increases^ 
in the congregation. The great want of the Parish is another laborer to helpc=^ 
carry on the work and to open new stations. We have just provided for the£^ 
immediate payment of our church debt, and are looking forward hopefully. iK 
cannot close this report without acknowledging the valuable assistance^ 
received from Dr. Lurton. He is doing a laborious and good work, without "* 
other reward than that which the Master gives. We have a large class o^B 
candidates to be confirmed at Convention. 



St. Thomas' Chirch, Somerville. 

Report of St. Thomas' Church, Sonwrvillejfor the year ending May, 1869. 
To the Rt. Rev. (\ T. QUINTARD, D. D., LL. D., liishop of the Diocese of Tenn. : 
Baptisms — Adults 21; infants 18. Total 39. Communicants — Last 
Report 39; loss by death 2; loss by removal 2; added by transfer 5; added 



PAROOHIAL REPORTS. 59 

first Communion 30; present number 72. Burials 8. Marriages 8. Conftr- 
ntttions 37. Sunday-school — ^Teachers 7; pupils 42. Total 49. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Offertory $60 50 

Episcopate Appropriation and Incidental Expenses 56 00 

Bishop s Traveling Expenses at Visitation 28 00 

Diocesan Missions 26 65 

Domestic Missions 41 70 

Orphan Asylum 33 00 

Other purposes 136 60 

Total $376 85 

With Tery much to encourage the heart of the Rector, and to inspire 
gratitude to the "Giver of every good and perfect gift," there is devolved upon 
bini the painful duty of communicating, in this report, the decease of the Hon. 
John C. Humphreys, a most valuable member of our Communion. Judge 
Humphreys adorned the circle in which ho moved, with many virtues. He 
Was, to the Rector, a friend, counselor, comforter; in the church and in soci- 
ety, a steady light, illustrating, in daily practice the beauty of Christian 
<?baracter. 

The death of this good man, added to the loss of L. M. Scott, Esq., who 
<lie<l the year before, has fallen with crushing weight upon this feeble Parish. 
^^y God of our weakness ordain strength, for the Redeemer's sake. 

J. J. RIDLEV, Rector. 



Trinity CnuRcn. Tipton Coitnty. 

Report of Trinity Churchy Tipton County^ for the year ending May^ 1869. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUINTARD, D. D. LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn. • 
Baptisms — Infants 8. Communicants — Former number 87; present 
nuBiber 92. Burials 3. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Oflferings $20 90 

^tlier Collections 110 00 

Total $130 90 

APPROPRIATION'S. 

®^'Pport of Episcopate $100 00 

^^»»tingent Fund 10 00 

^*"Urch Home 9 60 

^^»i Vocation Fund 11 30 

Total $130 90 

Treasurer of the Parish J. F. Jett. 

C. F. COLLINS, Priest in Charge. 



60 APPENDIX. 

Z^ON CuTTRcH, Brownsville. 

Report of the Zion Church, Brottnuvilte^for the year ending May 2i5, I860. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QUIXTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bi»hop of the Diocese of TViin. : 
Congregation — Fumilies 11; adultH iii; children 13. Total •!>8. 
Baptisms — adults 5; infants 3. Total 8. Confirmed 9. Communicants — added 
anew 8 ; removed into the Parish 2; removed from the Parish 1 ; died 1 ; dropped 
1; present number 31). Marriages 1. Burials 6. Public Services — On Sun day s, 
generally, twice a day; on other days about twenty. Children catechised 
weekly. 

CONT&IBUTIOKS. 

Communion Alms ^\(M 38 

Bishop's Salary, in part ~ 30 00 

Repairs, ImprovemcntH, etc 400 00 

University of the South 6 00 

Total $640 83 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of Episcopate $20 00 

Contingent Fund 5 00 

Diocesan Missions 14 20 

Domestic Missions 11 75 

Incidental Expenses 53 88 

Total $104 88 

Indebtedness of Parish, about §800 00 

Salary the Rector is entitled to receive 1,(KK) 00 

Arrears of Salary 60 00 

Treasurer, John C. Chilton. 

Although, as may be seen from the foregoing exhibit, this is indeed a *'dny 
of small things" in this Parish, and although the difliculties in our way are 
neither few nor triiiing, the Rector yet finds much to encourage him to labor 
in faith and patience ; and he is not without good grounds for hoping that the 
seed which he has to the best of his knowledge and ability endeavored to sow, 
will, in God's own good time, yield fruit unto eternal life. 

In addition to the r(»ninninicants reported above, there are four others 
residing at Bell's Station, in Haywood county. For their accommodation^ 
services were held a number of times during the summer and fall, at BelVs 
and a portion of the baptisms and burials reported above were performed 
there. 

R. A. COBBS, Rector. 



R. A. Simpson. 
Rt. Rev. and Dear Sir: 

Having uccopted a call to this Parish, I have to request, most res- 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 61 

pectfiiUyf letters dismissory Arom the Diocese of Tennessee to the Missionary 
jurisdiction of Arkansas. 

Believe me, Rt. Rev. Sir, Very Faithfully, 

Your Servant, in the Diuconate, 

R. A. SIMPSON. 
St. Johns Churchy Ilelena^ Ascension Dcof^ 18C9. 



J. N, Temple. 

Padi'caii, Ky., May 21, 1860. 
Rt. Rev. and Dear Sik: 

Having failed, last summer, to get a Parish, there seemed nothing 
left but for roe to bring my family down here, where I had a little home in the 
woods. My design was to try, if nothing better offered, to found a Missionary 
Parish in my neighborhood, with the consent of the Bishop of this Diocese. 
But unavoidable exposure and labor under the hot sun of July, broke my health 
I liHve suffered two long continued attacks of neuralgia; from the last and 
Huverest of which I am just beginning to recover, the last few days. 1 am so 
extremely weak that I can sit up or write but a short time at once. I have 
1>roken up my farm; I shall not return to it or any other secular thing if 1 can 
help it. If my health is restored — which my phynician now thinks reasonably 
certain, I shall do my best to get Parochial work somewhere, in which I beg 
your assistance. Of course I have done no ministerial work except to assist 
Rev. Mr. Jutey in this Parish a few times. 

I am, dear Bishop, yours, dutifully, 

J. N. TEMPLE. 



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THE BISHOP OF TENNESSEE, 



TO THE 



CLERGY AND LAITY, 



ASSEMBLED IK THE 



X3:XIII. CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE. 



AT CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, MAY 26, 1869. 



NASHVILLE, TENN.: 

PAULf TAYBL * BANNER, PRINTERS, 48 IXNION STREIT. 
1869. 



BISHOP'S ADDRESS. 



To THE Clergy aistd Laity of the Diocese op Tennessee : 

Brethren Beloved in the Lord — Once more in the provi- 
dence of God we are assembled in Council to review the 
past, and deliberate for the future. The past has given us 
warning by our success and failure ; by our hopes and dis- 
appointments ; by our trials and our hardships ; and we 
should so endeavor to profit by our experience^ that our 
future work for the Faith and Kingdom of our Divine 
Master, may be more wisely planned, and more faithfully 
executed. 

The venerable Dr. Hook, at a clerical meeting, at which 
Various ministerial successes had been spoken of, once 
'^d: "Let us now speak of our failures." And it is 
^ell for us to look our failures in the face, for by so doing 
^e may find that very much of our want of success is 
Ustly attributable to ourselves — to that want of unity and 
hearty co-operation which are so essential to the preserva- 
tion and strengthening of quietness, peace and love, or to 
^y satisfactory work for Christ's kingdom. 



4 bishop's addbess. 

Surely we should in all ways, and especially by prayer 
and earnest supplication, strive against all distrust of each 
other, and seek to hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the 
bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Let us lay 
aside every weight, and pray for an outpouring of God's 
Spirit upon us all ; the spirit of love, of patience, of charity ; 
the spirit which is swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to im- 
pute error, much more to impute to any person the full and 
lo^cal consequences of an error. We have not time, be- 
loved Brethren of the clergy, to waste in fruitless discus- 
sions. Too many souls are dying all around us ; the lep- 
rosy of sin is working death on the right hand and on the 
left ; we must bring men to Christ ; we must speak to them in 
our private and public ministrations, in a plain way, about 
life and death, about God and Christ, about daily work, and 
home life. Our sermons may be pleasing, intellectual exerci- 
tations, in which we are all the while grappling with some 
subject of interest, in the recesses of the study. Some 
question historical, ethical, or theological, has engaged us, 
and our intellect is at work more or less satisfactorily'; 
our written thoughts are read aloud in the hearing of cer- 
tain persons in the church. Talent may be in them, and 
pains and piety, but where is the Sermon? whioh word 
means, as we know, a speaking with other persons. Where 
are the living words sent forth from heart to heart, the 
words clothed with energy divine, to strengthen the weak- 
hearted, to reclaim the erring, to comfort those who mourn, 
and that shall edify the body of Christ ? 

We cannot waste our energies or time on matters of sub- 
ordinate importance. We cannot compass the doing of so 



bishop's addbess. 5 

weighty a work, pertaining to the salvation of man, if we 
fritter away our time, our talents, our faith and our 
prayers, or fail to grasp in all its magnificent proportions, 
the work which Christ, the Chief Shepherd and Bishop of 
souls, has committed to us. Nor must we forget that we 
are ministering at the altar of the one Catholic Church, and 
it is our bounden duty so to minister the doctrines, the 
sacraments, and the discipline of Christ, as the Lord hath com- 
manded, and as this church hath received the same, never 
swerving from her interests, nor compromising her prin- 
ciples, but planting her banner as the standard of Christ, 
and having no doubt nor fear as to the ultimate triumph of 
those great truths which are embodied in the creeds en- 
trusted to us, and which have forever constituted the faith 
of the church of Christ. "Though we are called upon to act 
with great firmness and decision," says a living writer of 
our own church, " yet of all men we should be most merci- 
ful and most charitable. No sneers should disturb our 
equanimity, no misrepresentations should awaken our anger, 
and no matter what may be the sentiments of others con- 
cerning us, never, for a single moment, should we allow 
Uiem to interfere with the social duties of life, nor should 
we ever fail to recognize in every human being a brother for 
whom Christ has died, for our position is one which elevates 
08 infinitely above all party and sectarian strifes of the day, 
and makes us inheritors of that glorious liberty of the Sons 
of God, whose service is perfect freedom." 

The year that has passed has been, in some respects, one 
of peculiar trial to me, but I doubt not, dear Brethren, I 
come behind some of you in endurance of hardships. Let 



6 bishop's ADDBE88. 

US rather rejoice in these things, and endure hardness as 
good soldiers of Jesus, looking for our reward from the 
great Captain of our salvation, and pressing on with a more 
entire self-consecration to our work. 

It will be remembered that I did not return from 
England in time to attend the last convention of the 
Diocese assembled at Columbia. I was detained in 
England by matters of great importance, understood and 
appreciated by you all. It is proper for me to place on 
record my grateful sense of God's great goodness to me in 
permitting me to visit our Mother Church, at a period so 
interesting in her history. We know very little of the life 
and energy and power of the Church of England. Our 
ears are assailed by the din of theological craftsmen ; the 
press teems with such a variety of opposing statements ; 
there are such positive assertions that the church is torn, 
by schisms, weakened by the jealousies of party, threatenecl 
by bitter enemity without, endangered by morbid discoa- 
tent and fears within, that some are led to believe the dear 
old Mother is quite decrepid, and tottering on the brink 
of the grave. But it is not so, my brethren. The Church 
of England has more real life and influence in the realm of 
England to-day, than at any period of her history. She is 
to-day giving proofs of inward life, as a branch of the One 
Vine, which will bear fruit abundantly to the glory of God. 
She is arousing herself to her duties at home, has built and 
restored more churches and religious houses in the last fifty 
years, than in all the period since the great Anglican Re- 
formation. She is doing more work for the poor and the 
destitute in her crowded cities, and she is extending her 



bishop's addbbss. 7 

BiissioiiB abroad more vigorously than ever before, and even 
\pf dififerences, preying to an ungodly world the real life 
ibt is in her. The damage is not to the church. It is 
much to be feared that from an introduction of radical 
changes, the entire system of government, which has 
proved itself a bulwark of christian civilization, may be 
oferthrown. 

The £Eict that such an Assembly of the Chief Pastors of 
the flock of Christ as was gathered at the Lambeth Con- 
Tention, on the simple personal invitation of the reverend 
Primate of all England, demonstrates the life, the power, 
and the Catholic position of the church. The Bishops 
iBsembled there were from all parts of the habitable globe, 
from the continents and from the islands of the sea, from 
Europe, Asia, Africa and America, from New Zealand, and 
Nova Scotia, and Honolulu. And yet we are to remember 
that while to-day England's Church has a dominion on 
which the sun never sets, that at the period when the 
American Church received its Episcopate from the Angli- 
can, there was not, outside the realm of England, a solitary 
Bishop of the church who owned communion with the See 
of Canterbury. It is a well known historical fact that 
while these States were colonies of Great Britain, the 
Ghorch, for reasons of state, was not allowed the Episco- 
pate. For a whole century the most earnest and piteous 
appeals for Bishops crossed the Atlantic, but the mother 
country, from the narrowest and most mistaken policy, con- 
tinned deaf to the wishes of her most loyal children. It 
may be questioned if, since the foundation of the Church, 
there has been so healthful and rapid a development of the 



a bishop's ADDB1B8S. 

Episcopate. The infloenoe of the Lambeth Conference M 
the Church, in the promotion of peace, good will, frateroil 
charity, the unity and union of the members of the family cf 
Christ, cannot be estimated. ^^ It has," says the Bishop tf 
New Jersey, ** strengthened christian peace, and love, ari 
unity. It has borne its testimony to the infallibility nxA 
inspiration of the Word of Gk)d as the basis of our faidL 
It has affirmed the groundwork of evangelical doctrine, flu 
propitiatory sacrifice on the Cross of the atoning Lamb (tf 
God, the incarnate Son of God. It has borne witness to 
the faith once for all delivered to the saints, and to tin 
primitive and Catholic piUar and ground of the tmH 
as it is in Jesus," More than this, it has helped tiM 
Church of England to realize her catholicity, has «fr 
panded her S3rmpathies and vitalized her energies. 
It has identified our own church in a practical way, wiA 
other historic churches, and brought her more prominently 
before the world as one with the pre-reformation Churches 
of the Old World. We doubt not that the time is not ftr 
distant when all those who love Catholic truth and Apofr 
tolic order, will be gathered in council for the defense rf 
the faith, and for the promotion of the interests of Christ^ 
kingdom. And the Lambeth Conference will, undoaU- 
edly, hasten so desirable a result. 

I would gladly speak of my delightful personal inte^ 
course with the Bishops, Clergy and Laity of the Englisk 
Church. It was my privilege to enjoy the most intimaftB 
acquaintance with many of the Prelates, Clergy, and 
prominent Laity, and to receive from them a royal hearted 
hospitality, which was as grateful to me, personally, as it 



bishop'b adbbesb. 9 

fidl of honor and civility to the Episcopate of the 
American Church.'^ 

•- (M All Saifds' Daffy 1867 — ^I was present at a festival ser- 
vice held in Ely Oathedral for Foreign Missions, at which 
Here present seven Bishops of the Ghnrch. Besides the 
"lUiop of Ely — so well known to ns all for his valuable 
#«k of the XXXIX. Articles — there were present the 
llntve-hearted Bishop of Capetown, the Bishop of Labuan, 
\tL Borneo, the Bishop of Perth, in Australia, the Bishop of 
Ontario, Canada, the Bishop of Pittsburgh and myself. 

fti ihe Wth of Nfwemher — I assisted His Grace, the 
■Archbishop of York, at the consecration of the Church of 
BL Michael, Sheffield. I preached the sermon on this 
Mcasion. 

On the 12th of Nofomber — I assisted His Grace, the 
Archbishop of York, at a confirmation in the Parish Church 
if Sheffield. Six hundred candidates were presented, of 
iMch number I confirmed one-half. I also administered the 
Apostolic Rite for the Bishops of London and Winchester. 

While a guest of the Bishop of London, at Fulham 
Mace, I was present at his ordination examinations, and on 
Smday, the 22d December, 1867, 1 took part with him in 
the ordination of twenty-five Priests and nineteen Deacons 
b the Chapel Royal, WhitehaU. 

Jamiwy 26M, 1868—1 preached the first sermon at the 

*Among other valaable mementoes of my yisit, I have a superb likeness of 

^ Lord Bishop of Oxford, bearing the following inscription. " To the 

Kihop of Tennessee, in memory of time spent together, and in humble wit- 

WB8 to the unbroken unity of the branches of our church, severed in space, 

; lit one in Spirit, Faith, Discipline, Order and Communion. 

From 

S. OXON." 



I 



10 bishop's addbess. 

special evening services in St. Paul's Cathedral, on invil 
|i tion of the Bishop of London. 

I officiated at the laying of the foundation stone of t 
Church of St. Paul, Old Brentford, by her Royal Highnei 
Mary Adelaide, Princess Teck. 

On Tuesday, the 25th of February, 1868—1 kid the fou 
dation stone of St. Chad's Church, Haggerston, Londc 
and was present, with the Bishops of New Zealand, Ok 
cester, and Bristol, Montreal and others, at the laying 
the foundation stone of Keble Memorial College, Oxfoi 

On the ISth of February — I re-opened the Parish Chur 

of Garstrag, which had, by the energy of its devot 

Rector, the Rev. Wilson Peden, been entirely restored. 

\ On invitation of the Bishops of Oxford and Ely, I to 

part with them in their Lenten Missions. 

I have mentioned these incidents, dear Brethren, 
show you the increased closeness of the bonds establisli 
between the English Church and our own. But there i( 
not merely fraternal aflTection. The Church of Engla 
has helped us in a substantial way in the establishment 
the University of the South. Without the most disfa 
intention of intruding our wants upon the Clergy and La 
of the Church of England, a movement was set on foot, 
some of my friends, which resulted in such liberal oflferin 
that we have been enabled to start our great enterpi 
afresh, with the most encouraging prospects for its final s 
complete success. The Rev. F. W. Tremlett, of St. Pete 
Belsize Park, London, kindly inaugurated the work, c 
bestowed upon it a vast amount of patient labor and 
voted energy, for which I desire to record my profoi 



bishop's addbess. U 

gntitade and thanks. Among the letters addressed to 
Mr. Tremletty that of the late saintly Primate was the 
earliest, bearing date 15th October, 1867, and is as fol- 
lows: 

SsYEBEin) Aum Deab Sib: 

I heartily sanction the effort that is to be made in behalf of the 
Univergity for the Southern States, and shall be glad if yon will put 
down my name for a donation of £25 towards the creation of such 
an Institution. 

I would especially recommend the object to the favorable con- 
Bdi ration of the members of our church in remembrance of the sac- 
rifices which many of the American Bishops have recently made, in 
order to testify their respect and affection for the church of their 
f<He&ther8. 

Believe me, Beverend and Dear Sir, yours truly, 

0. T. Cantuab. 
Jhthe Rev. F. W. TremleH. 

Among the subscribers to the fund were the Archbishops 
rf Canterbury, York, Dublin and Armagh, the Metro- 
politans of Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, the 
Bishops of London, Winchester, Oxford, Lichfield, St. 
Aaaph, Landaff, Lincoln, Salisbury, Bangor, Exeter, Ely, 
Chester, Worcester, Rochester, Meath, Ealmore, Derry, 
Baphoe, Down and Connor, the Primate of the Scotch 
Church, Argyle-and-the-Isles, St. Andrew's, Glasgow, 
Gibraltar, Barbadoes, Bombay, Victoria, Quebec, and 
Perth [Australia.] 

The Committee which issued the circular and invited 
sobscriptions, consisted of the Archbishop of York, the 
Earl of Carnarvon, the Viscount Cranboume, (now Lord 
Salisbury), the Lord Bishop of Oxford, the Rev. Lord 
Charles Hervey, W. H. Pole Carew, Esq., the Dean of St. 
Aiidre\?s, the Rev. Morton Shaw, the Rev. J. W. Burgon, 



12 bishop's addbess. 

(author of a Plain Commentary on the Four GospeU]^ 
Earl Nelson, Lord John Manners, the Right Hon. 
E. Gladstone, the Venerable Archdeacon Bickers teth, A. JJ 
B. Beresford Hope, Esq., M. P., Rear Admiral Ryder, R ] 
N., the Venerable Archdeacon Emery, the Rev. J. AJ 
Atkinson, the Rev. 8. Arnott, J. A. Shaw Stewart, Esq.] 
Hon. Treas., the Rev. F. W. Tremlett, Hon. Sect'y. 

Among the subscribers were the Rev. Lord Charles Hot-1 
vey, Dr. Pusey, Dean Goulburn, the Vice Chancellors of 
Oxford and Cambridge, the Rev. Dr. Mansel, the Rev. E j 
P. Liddon, the Rev. Canon Selwyn, and the Hon. and Rev. 
R. Liddell, and nearly two hundred of the prominent^ 
Clergy of the Church. j: 

Of the Laity we find the names of Lords Redesdale, 
Rolls, Cranbourne, Whamclifie, Lyttleton, Berwick, thet« 
Duke of Buccleuch, the Marquis of Lothian, the Earls of ^ 
Shaftesbury, Dartmouth, Harrowby and others of equal .^ 
prominence ; so that the University of the South stands 
to-day a witness of the unity of the church, and an endu- 
ring memorial of the Lambeth Conference. It is proper 
that I should add, that our late beloved Presiding Bishop 
addressed a letter to the Rev. F. W. Tremlett, on the eve 
of his departure from England, cordially and heartily 
endorsing the movement. At a later period the Bishops of 
Minnesota and New Hampshire forwarded letters to 
England, equally hearty in the support of the work. At 
the earnest solicitations of my friends, I consented to spend 
the winter in England, and do what I could to promote a 
cause so dear to my heart, and I did not arrive in New 
York until the 20th of May of last year. I at once left 



bishop's address. 13 

io|r Tennessee, but the Council of the Diocese had already ad- 
llnmed when I reached Columbia. On the 23d, the evening 
jf my arrival, I delivered an address to a large congregatioQ 
Hi Bt. Peter's, Columbia, on the Lambeth Conference. 

Sunday 24tA — After morning prayer, I preached and 
Bdministered the Holy Communion. In the afternoon I 
oonfirmed eighteen candidates, presented by the devoted 
Sector, and delivered an address. At night I preached to 
m crowded congregation. 

Ikiesday 25th — ^Visited University Place, and attended 
^ to business connected with the University. 

WkHmnday. — After morning prayer in St. Peter's 
'Church, Home, Georgia, I preached and administered the 
loly Communion. I also preached at night. 

June Zd — ^I visited the Mission of St. Alban, Cleveland, 
l^nnessee, in charge of the Rev. Geo. N. James. In the 
Boming I preached and administered the Holy Communion. 
At night I preached and confirmed ten candidates. 

Monday June 4dh — ^Afber Litany by the Rev, Mr. 
James, I confirmed two persons in private. The prospects 
of this mission are most encouraging. Up to this date Mr. 
James has divided his time between Athens and Cleveland, 
bat arrangements are made to secure his permanent resi- 
d^ce in Cleveland. 

June 7th — Ihnity Sunday. — In a hall used by the con- 
{r^tion of the Church of the Messiah, Pulaski, after 
morning prayer by the Rev. Geo. H. Hunt, Priest in 
charge, I preached and celebrated the Holy Communion. 
At night preached and confirmed nine candidates, and de- 
livered an address* 



14 bishop's addbess. 

JwM Wi — ^I addressed the congregation on church wo 
and at night I met a number of friends of the church 
the residence of Maj. Thomas Jones, and spoke to them( 
the importance of buildmg a parsonage. Officiated at tli8| 
marriage of the Bev. George H. Hunt with Inez Rhode 
administering the Holy Communion to the bridal party. 

Trinity Churchy ClarJcemUe an the lAth of June.-^ 
preached and confirmed a class of fourteen candidates, i 
delivered an address. 

In compliance with an invitation from the Faculty, studenti j 
and Board of Trustees of the West Tennessee College, f\ 
visited Jackson and delivered an address before the studenfl J 



I 



on Wednesday, the 14th of June, 

Reached Memphis on Thursday, the 18th, and wit 
kindly met at the railroad station by a deputation of 1M> 
Clergy and Laity of the city. 

19^A — ^After morning prayer in St. Mary's Church by 
the Rev. Dr. Hines, I delivered an address. Later in the 
day I attended a festival of the Sunday Schools connected 
with the five city Parishes. Services were held in Calvary 
Church, after which a procession was formed which moved 
through the principal streets of the city, to a beautifid 
grove in the outskirts of the town, where I delivered an 
address. 

2l8t — Second Sunday after Trinity. — Visited Calvary 
Church, Memphis, confirmed ten persons and delivered an 
address. 

In St. Lazarus Church, at night I preached, confirmed 
ten persons, and delivered an address. 

23rf — The Clergy and the Vestrymen of city Parishes 



bishop's addbess. 15 

inted me at the residence of Mrs. A. O. Harris^ and pre- 
pted a most gracefiil address through Col. Alf, L. Swing- 

2Hh— Feast of the Nativittf of St. John Baptist-— Ai- 
pnistered the Holy Commnnipn at an early service in St. 
Mary's Church. 

At 10} A. M., attended divine service in Grace Church, 
^Hfaninistered the Holy Communion and delivered an ad- 
toss. 

2Sth — Sd Sunday after Triniiy. — ^I preached in Grace 
K&urchy confirmed eleven candidates, delivered an address, 
-jnd administered the Holy Communion. 

In the evening I preached at the Church of the Good 
[Jhepherd, confirmed fifkeen candidates, (one a member of 
\ 8L Mary's) and delivered an adddress. 

29th. — ^Attended a meeting of the Standing Committee, 
; nd left for LaGrange. 

I iXHh. — In Immanuel Church, LaGrange, after morning 
(layer by the Rector, the Bev. J. M. Schwrar, I preached 
Hid confirmed seven candidates, and delivered an address. 

JvJy 2rf.— St. Thomas Church, Somervllle. This Parish, 
b charge of my old Mend, the Bev. J. J. Ridley, D.D., 
lias been greatly strengthened, and we may hope perma- 
nently established. The church edifice has been put in 
tiiorough repair. Pastor and people are working with one 
heart and one mind, and are being built up in the knowledge 
of Gh)d, in the love of Christ, and in the power of the 
%nrit. 

On Thursday I preached morning and night. At the 

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16 bishop's ADDBBS8. 

morning service I confirmed thirteen candidates in t 
churchy and delivered an address. After service I a 
firmed one person in private. At night I confirmed t 
colored candidates, 

Friday Sd. — ^At morning service I preached and admn 
istered the Holy Communion. At night I preached a 
confirmed eleven candidates, and delivered an address. - 

4ih Sundc^ after Trinity 4 — ^At morning service in I 
James' Churchy Bolivar, I preached and administered X 
Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon, I preached in St. Stephen's Chapel 
new building erected for a colored congregation. I c( 
firmed a class of five, and delivered an address. The 1 
loved Rector of the Parish is steadily progressing in 1 
work, turning neither to the right hand nor to the \%%\ 
walking in the old paths of peace, and the Parish as a a 
sequence, is in a healthful condition. 

Monday 6/A. — Left for Jackson. 

On Tuesday night I preached in St. Luke's Church, af! 
service by the Rector. 

Wednesday I preached morning and night. 

Thursday I preached and administered the Holy Co 
munion in the morning. At night I preached, confirm 
ten candidates, a id delivered an address. 

Accompanied by the Rev. John A. Harrison, I reach 
Brownsville on Friday the 10th. 

On Saturday service was held in Trinity Church by t 
Rector, the Rev. R. H. Cobbs, assisted by the Rev. W 
Harrison. I preached to a full congregation. 

bth ISunday after Triuity. — Morning prayer was said i 



bishop's addbess. 17 

liB Rev. Messrs Cobbs aud Harrison. I preached and ad- 
WDif^tered the Holy Commanion, At night I preached, 
•onfirmed six candidates, and delivered an address. I am 
rejoiced to be able to report this Parish in a thriving con- 
dition. The Rev. Mr. Cobbs has won all hearts. 
. Mr. Cobbs accompanied me to Covington. St. Matthew's 
F^h at this place is vacant Only occasional services 
kve been held by the Rev. Charles Collins of Trinity, 
lipton. It is an interesting field of labor. I baptized a 
number of children, and the Rev. Mn Cobbs' two adults, 
(cDA, by immersion.) I preached three times, confirmed 
fix candidates, and delivered an address. The weather 
Has extremely hot^ and I. was very much prostrated by 
Mitinuai travel and preaching. The Rev. Mr. Cobbs ren- 
dered me the most important and timely assistance. Leaving 
Covington, we turned out of our way several miles, to visit 
I faithful son of the Church, whose child was baptized by 
Mr. Cobbs. I acted Sponsor for the little one. He was 
kftized into the £Eunily of Christ by the name of Quiutard 
Mays. Passing through Memphis, we reached Somerville 
on Saturday evening. 

6^ Sunday after TrmUjf. — Services were held in St. 
Thomas' Church morning and evening, at both of which 
the Rector was assisted by the Rev. Mr. Cobbs. I preached 
Qoming and night, and at the latter service confirmed four 
e&ndidates, and delivered an address. Left Somerville for 
Kashville. Being detained a couple of hours in Moscfiw, I 
hq)tized a child of Dr. Stover. At LaGrange, finding 
myself detained for three hours, I preached to a full con- 
servation, after prayers by the Rev. Mr. Scbwran I 



18 bishop's addbess. 

reached Nashville on the 21st inst. Daring the weekf 
preached twice in St. Ann's Church, Edgefield, and bap^ 
tized a child. .. 

Tth Sunday after Trinittf. — In the morning, after servM, 
by the Rector, the Rev. James Moore, I preached to a c<aK 
gregation of the Church of the Advent, confirmed six caiH 
didates, and delivered an address. At night, in Chria^ 
Church, after service by the Rector, the Rev. Wm. J. Elli% \ 
I preached, confirmed six candidates, and delivered an ad* 
dress. During the week I visited from house to housey 
confirmed one sick person in private, and administered tiie. 
Holy Communion to two, who have since fallen asleep. H 
confirmed two persons in Christ Church, on Wednesday* 

Wednesday the 2dth. — Church of the Holy Trinity, the 
Rev. W. T. Helms, Rector. At night, divine services wer? 
held by the Rector, at which I assisted him in the baptism 
of four children and two adults, I preached, and confirmed 
five candidates. I reached Shelby ville on Friday eveningy 
and had the great gratification of finding there my Right 
Reverend Brother, the Bishop of Texas. On Saturday, the 
1st day of August, I consecrated and set apart from all 
unhallowed, worldly and common uses, the Memorial 
Church of the Redeemer. The Bishop of Texas preached 
an admirable discourse on the occasion. 

Sth Sunday after Trinity. — I was too unwell to leave my 
bed, and was obliged to tax the energies of the Bishop of 
Texas, He preached three times, confirmed a class of three, 
presented by the Rev. H. P. Hay, the Rector of the 
Parish. 

On Monday morning I left for Rome, Ga., where, on 



BISHOP^S ADDBE88. 19 

lesday the 4th, in St. Peter's Church, I preached an ordi- 
itfon sermon, and admitted Mr. Robert B. Elliott, a son 
^ the late saintly Bishop of Georgia, to the sacred order 
F Deacons. There were present on this occasion, besides 
fe Rector of the Parish, the Rev. Wm. C. Williams, the 
fer. H. K. Rees, of Macon ; the Rev. C. A. Coley, of 
l^rannah ; the Rev. J. J. Hunt, of Marietta, and the Rev. 
k M. Voight, of Chattanooga. It was a very great delight 
» accede to the request of the Bishop of Georgia, and set 
|art to the work of the Holy Ministry, the son of one so 
idoved and honored as was Bishop Elliott. Leaving Rome 
! arrived at University Place, with my family, on Friday, 
to 7th day of August. 

'SHh Sunday after Trinity. — ^Attended divine service in St. 
iaigustine's Chapel. The Bishop of Texas preached, and 
Administered the Holy Communion. 
' On Wedesday the 12th — ^The Board of Trustees met in 
fe' Augustine's Chapel, where, after morning prayer, I de- 
ivteed an address. The Board continued three days, and 
Mich important business was transacted. 
"During the remainder of the month, I remained at Uni- 
iBfsity Place, assisting the Rev. Dr. Knight in the ser- 
llBes, and preaching occasionally. 

\2th Sunday after Trinity, — Accompanied by the Right 
teverend, the Bishop of Texas, and the Rev. Dr. Knight, 
^tisited Tracy City, distant twelve miles from Univer- 
ily Place. No more fitting place being available, we were 
ilfted to gather a congregation in an open saw mill. The 
^pointment and surroundings were not all that could be 
l^fflred, but the people gladly heard the word preached. I 



20 bishop's addsbss. 

• 

officiated in the moming, assisted by Dr. Knight, and i| 
the Bishop of Texas in the afternoon. j 

ISth Sunday after Trimtt/, — Morning prayer i^vas said | 
St. Augustine's Chapel by Dr. Knight, and the Bishop a 
Texas preached, and I confirmed Alex. M. Kelly. In thj 
afternoon I preached and confirmed Grey, a colored caBJl 
date. These were the first persons confirmed on the motf 
tain. , 

lith Sundajf after Triniiy. — The Bishop of Texas acoM 
panied me on my visitation to the mission at WinchestH 
in charge of Rev. H. H. Sneed, Deacon. The Bishi^ 4 
Texas preached at the morning service, and assisted me iri 
the administration of the Holy Communion. At nighill 
preached, confirmed two candidates, and delivered aa ad 
dress. tj 

On the l%th day of September, A. D. 1868— As ViM 
Chancellor of the University of the South, I formal|| 
opened the Junior Department of the University, Uk 
the reception of students. Addresses were delivered bji 
the venerable Chancellor, the Right Reverend William II 
Green, and myself. The services on the occasion weri 
impressive and delightful. The Rev. Messrs. JanMl 
Mitchell, Mowbray and Coley were present, and took paA 
in the services. The Holy Communion was administeifli 
at midday, and services were regularly established. Thm 
after twelve years of labor and anxiety, disappointmeai 
and sorrow, the death of Bishops Polk, Otey, Elliott, Ri* 
ledge and Cobbs, all of whom were active promoters of thi 
magnificent project of building a first-class Church Univei 
sity, that should, in some degree, do for our country wht 



bishop's addbbss. 21 

tte Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have so well 
done for England and the civilized world, the University 
tf the Sonth has begun its work for God and our land« 

15th Swnday after Trimiy. — Administered the Holy 
Gommunion at an early service (7 a. m.) in St Augustine's 

! Chapel. At the second service, after morning prayer by 
the Rev. Dr. Knight, I preached. In the afternoon I 
preached to a colored congr^ation in the chapel. After 

^ iTMiing prayer by the Rev* Dr. Knight, I confirmed one 
ta&didate. 

Sqftember 22d. — ^At the residence of the bride's mother, 
in Murfreesboro, I united in bonds of holy matrimony, 
VnUkm F. Leiper and Mary Sehon. 

23<^.-— Attended a meeting of the Vestry of St Ann's 
Church, Edgefield. The Rev. J. H. Bowles having resigned 
tlie Rectorship of the Parish, the Vestry have given a 
ttanimous invitation to the Rev. L. P. TschiflTely, of Green 
fkj. 

16th Sunday after Trinity. — I preached and administered 
imb Holy Communion in St. James' Church, Bolivar. At 
♦ p. M. I catechised the children of the Parish, "openly 
ka the church," and was greatly pleased with their pro- 
leiency. At night I preached, confirmed four candidates^ 
tad delivered an address. 



29th — Feast of St. Michael and all Angeh* — Having re- 
^HBted the Clergy of the Western Deanery to meet me at 
LaGrange, morning prayer was said in Immanuel Church 
iy the Rev. J. M. Schwrar, after which I addressed the 
MBgr^ation on Parish work. The congregation having 
^irithdrawB, I administered the Holy Communion to the 



22 bishop's addbbss. 

Clergy, and laid before them the condition of the Ghnnd 
in the Diocese. At night I preached and confirmed oil 
candidate, who had just been baptized by the Rector. i 

SOth, Wednesday. — In Immanuel Church I united in iil 
bonds of holy matrimony, the Rev. J. M. Schwrar ail 
Anna W. Reeves, administering the Holy Sacrament of til 
Lord's Body and Blood to the bridal party. ; 

Ist October. — In Trinity Church, Clarksville, I unitedil 
marriage Polk Johnson and Emma Robb, and accompanied 
by the bridal party, left same evening for New York, toai 
tend the sittingf)f the Great Triennial Council of the Ghosck 

Reaching Columbus, Ohio, late on Saturday evenin^il 
remained in that very pleasant town until Monday, and dft 
Sunday preached at night in Trinity Church, on invitatidi 
of the Rector, the Rev. Mr. Richards. During the seaakH 
of the General Convention I officiated as follows : 

18th Sunday after Trinity — I preached for my veneraUa 
friend, the Rev. Wm. Cooper Mead, D.D., in St. Paufi 
Church, Norwalk, morning and night. In the aftemooo 
I drove over to Westport, and preached for the Rev. Mb 

Williams. 

* 

l%th Sunday after Trinity — Feast of St. Luke — I preached 
in Trinity Chapel in the morning in the Church of till 
Holy Saviour in the afternoon, and in the Wainwright Me 
morial Church at night. 

2^th Sunday after Trinity — I preached in South Orange 
New Jersey. 

November 1st — All Saints^ Day — I preached in St. Paul'i 
Church, New York, in the morning, and in Trinity Chord 
at night. 



bishop's ADDBE83. 23 

14 22d Sunday after Triniiy — I preached in the House of 
^tetyer, Newark, New Jersey, in the morning, in St. Paul's 
in the afternoon^ (where I also baptized two children,) and in 
\ flrace Church at night. The last meeting of the General 
\ OMivention was perhaps quite as important as any in the 
I Ustory of the Church in the United States. It was the 
first occasion that had drawn together all the tribes of 
Israel from the North and the South, from the East and the 
West, since the memorable Convention of 1859, in the 
«ty of Richmond, Va. Since 1859, the principles which 
nderlie popular government, have been rudely assailed and 
faampled in the dust The grand old Commonwealth oi 
iVirginia, is only one of several " military districts." 
Bie mutterings of a storm, which in 1859 were heard in 
tte distance, were the unlocked for tokens of desolation 
ind sorrow, such as the keenest forecast could not have an- 
ticipated. The land was divided. The General Conven- 
tbn of 1862 sat without either Bishops or Clerical or Lay 
Deputies from the Southern Dioceses. And yet in a won- 
4erful way the conservatism of the Church was vindicated. 
Then came the Convention of 1865, in which my own con- 
leeration became the connecting link between the dissevered 
IKoceses North and South, while yet the condition of the 
•eantry was such that the Diocesan Conventions of the 
South had failed to elect Deputies to the General Council 
rf the Church, and only two Bishops were present in the 
Upper House from the South. At the Convention in 
October last, the inflammatory state of the public mind had 
^ assuaged, but there were other causes of more imme- 
^ mterest to churchmen, which produced anxiety. The 



24 bishop's address. 

question of Ritualism in the English Church had made 
itself felt in our own. The eccentricity of certain indB 
yiduals had produced a most unwarranted excitement in 
the Church. At once the cry of " Ritualism '' was raised. 
The religious and secular press made it the theme of cari- 
stant discourse. And yet, if at any time you asked a defc 
nition, the excited individual would wonder at your igii(n> 
ance, and disclose his own. 

There is in the English Book of Common Prayer, juat 
before the order of Daily Morning Prayer, the followmg 
Rubric : 

" Aud here is to be noted, that such ornaments of the Church, and 
the Ministers thereof, at all times of their ministration, sh^l ba 
retained, and be in use as were in this Church of England, by flw 
authority of Parliament, in the second year of the reign of King 
Edward the Sixth," 

The Ritualists in the English Church, are contending for 
what they consider the old order of things, and there has 
existed in the Church very much controversy for several 
years past in connection with this Rubric. The bitterness 
of the controversy is very deeply to be deplored, and can- 
not fail to be a subject of great anxiety to those who de* 
sire to maintain due order and discipline in the Church of 
England. But I cannot understand why this question 
should be allowed to disturb the peace of the American 
Church. We have no such Rubric. We have had the 
custom of our Church for less than one century, it is true, 
but our custom and usages with regard to ornaments of the 
Church, and ministers thereof, is sanctioned by the invari- 
able usages of the Mother Church for three centuries, 



BI8H0P'« ADDBESS. 25 

luring which, as is pointed out by the late Primate of that 
Qburch, seven hundred of her Bishops have, without 
exception, acquiesced in an interpretation of the Rubric, 
attverse to the views of the " advanced Ritualists." But 
tfie question has been a disturbing one. Surpliced choirs, 
fioeessional singing, and a variety of practices, which have 
Bothing whatever to do with the real matter at issue, have 
Wed distrust and suspicion, and when the General Conven 
ibn assembled in October last, there was a general expec- 
Irtion outside of the Church, that she was at length to be 
torn and rent asunder, as the various Protestants sects have 
>een. It is not necessary that I should detail at length all 
tie causes of anxiety which filled the minds of sober and 
flioughtful men with solicitude. The trials of the Rev. 
John P. Hubbard, of the Diocese of Rhode Island, and of 
Kev. Stephen H. Tyng, of the Diocese of New York, for 
infraction of the law of the Church, were, if possible, more 
▼exatious, inasmuch as there was a persistent attempt to 
break down all the safeguards of the Church, that so 
file Lord's vineyard might be turned into a common, that 
lie wild boar out of the woods might root it up. 

The Convention met in Trinity Church, New York, on 
file morning of Wednesday, October 7th. There were 
present thirty-six Bishops of the American Church, and 
ftie Lord Bishop of Rupert's Land, of the English Church. 
Hie Bishop of Delaware preached the convention sermon, 
ind immediately after the opening services, the House of 
flcrical and Lay Deputies was organized, by the unanimous 
election of the Rev. Dr. Craik, of Louisville, Ky., as its 
presiding officer. Much important business was transacted. 



bishop's ADDBE8S. 



The all important subject of christian education mi 
thoroughly discussed, and the House of Bishops unani^ 
mously sanctioned the establishment of Sisterhoods aod 
Brotherhoods to carry on the work. The provincial systeti 
received healthful impulse, and Federate Councils wwe 
authorized in States subdivided into several Dioceses^ 
which may deliberate and decide upon the interests of tbd 
Church within the limits of any such State. The law of 
Divorce which, in several of the States of the Union, makes 
marriage little better than a system of legalized adultery^ 
opening a wide doorway for the profanation and mocking rf 
that which is commended of St. Paul to be honoraU^ 
among all men, impairing by its laxity the moral sense ef 
the people, and tending to the most frightful desecratiiMl 
of the marriage vow, was pressed upon the consideration oC 
the Church by the Diocesan conventions, and the effect rf 
these State laws of divorce has been so horrible as leadn^ 
to the grossest profligacy, and sapping the very foundationi 
of society, that the Church was compelled to lift up hoi 
voice against the notorious scandal, and set the seal of h^ 
condemnation on re-marriages after divorces, for causes lea 
than adultery. The subject of Ritualism was fully dis- 
cussed, and the conservative course of the Church ampl] 
vindicated, in leaving to all, liberty in non-essentials, an( 
enforcing unity in things essential. It was deemed unwisi 
and inexpedient to enact any canon on the subject, and th< 
Bishops of the Church were left to " take order for th< 
quieting and appeasing " of all diversity, and the resolu 
tion of all doubts concerning the manner how to under 
stand, do, and executo the things contained in the Book o 



Bishop's addbebs. 27 

Mnmon Prayer. As was to have been anticipated, there 
as warm debate, but never, that I know, intemperate dis- 
aasion of the several important measures brought before 
be Lower House ; but never has there been a general con- 
tention more marked by ability, earnestness, unity, christain 
lOiirtesy and brotherly love, than that of 1869, and the 
%aroh stands forth to-day before this nation, the great 
lonservative and sanctifying agency, which, by the power of 
ok)d, shall regenerate the social life of our people. Built 
9on the Bock Christ Jesus, holding forth the cross, speak- 
^ as directly to the living wants of men in the wilds of 
tfebraska and Oregon, as she does to the refined and culti- 
lated congregations of our great cities, with a place for 
nen of all varieties of temperament, and giving to each 
JBst that work to do for which he is best fitted, and all this 
without soiling her pure white robes with the filth of politi- 
es or sectarian warfare, she sanctifies the affection of her 
fihildren, and challenges the devotion of the patriot, while 
extending the vivifying influence of the blessed gospel over 
fte whole land, and binding together in one great brother- 
hood the diverse elements of our national life. Surely in 
the cause of such a Church we can scarcely be too earnest, 
too zealous, and too enthusiastic. Certainly we cannot be 
too honest in never swerving from her interests, nor com- 
promising her principles. On my return from the meeting 
tf the General Convention, I spent a Sunday in Detroit, 
where I preached in St. Paul's Church in the morning, and 
Christ Church at night. 

On the nth — I visited and confirmed a sick person, and 
the next day administered the Holy Communion to her. 



flS bishop's ADDBESS. 

She died the same evening. My Bight Reverend Brother, 
the Bishop of Michigan, and the Clergy of Detroit, we» 
most of them absent, attending a Missionary Convocation* 

I reached Clarksville, Tenn., on the 21st of Novembei^ 
and on the 24th Sunday after Trinity, I preached morning 
and night in Trinity Church, and visited St. Andrewli 
Chapel in the afternoon, and addressed the children of tke 
Sunday School. 

During the week, services were held in Trinity Church, 
morning and night, at all of which I preached, my dear 
brother, the Rector, taking the services. • 

Advent Sunday. — Morning prayer was said at 9 o'clock, 
after which I catechised the children of the Parish. 

At 11 o'clock Litany was said by the Rector, and I ad- 
ministered the Holy Communion. 

After service the Rector and myself drove out nine milee 
to Ross Chapel, where the Mission service was used, and 
I preached to a large and attentive congregation. 

At night I preached again in Trinity Church, and con- 
firmed a class of eleven candidates. I delivered an address. 

30M. — Baptized my friend, General Wm. Quarles, in th? 
morning, and left the same evening. 

Wednesday y 2d December. — After evening prayer in ZioB 
Church, Brownsville, I preached and confirmed two candi- 
dates. 

MemphiSy Saturday 5th. — I confirmed two sisters in pri- 
vate, one of whom was extremely ill, and has since gone 
to the rest which remaineth for the people of Grod. They 
were presented by the Rev. Dr. White. In the aflemooa 
I attended a meeting of the Standing Committee- 



bishop's ADDBES6. 29 

2d Simde^in Advent. — In St. Mary's Church, after mom* 

prayer, I catechized the children of the Parish. 
At 11 o'clock A. M., after Litany, I preached and admin- 
istered the Holy Communion. 

At 4 P. M., in the Church of the Good Shepherd, I 
peached, confirmed six candidates, and delivered an ad- 
dress. At night I preached in Calvary Church, and con- 
firmed two candidates. 
1th December. — ^Attended a meeting of the Standing 

i Committee in the morning, and divine service at the Can- 

[ field Colored Orphan Asylum at night. 

i On Tuesday, the Sth day of December — Attended by the 
Bev. Dr. Wheat, President of the Standing Committee, and 
tte Rev. Dr. Hines, Secretary of the Diocese, I said the 
litany in St. Mary's Church, after which, in the presence 
of the Presbyters aforementioned, and the Rev. Dr. Ridley, 
Eev. Messrs. Harrison, Schwrar, Vaulx, Collins, Cobba 
and Simpson, I pronounced the sentence of deposition from 
lie holy ministry of the Church, on the Rev. James W. 
Bogers, a Presbyter of the Diocese. At night I baptized 
s child of Barnwell Stewart, Esq., which died shortly 
afterwards. Then in a little while the sainted mother 
fi)llowed her babe to the paradise of God, and more recently 
it has pleased God in His wise providence to remove Mr. 
Stewart himself from the scene of his trials and conflicts. 
I should neglect a duty if I failed to pay a passing tribute 
1o the worthy and Christian character of Mr. Stewart. 
Bora in South Carolina, of one of the oldest and best fami- 
Bes of his State, he removed to Memphis to practice the 
profession of the law. An accomplished gentlemen, with 



30 bishop's ADDBES8. 

a well cultivated mind^ he was always earnest and deYodk' 
in the performance of his religious duties. He bore 9SL\m 
trials, and they were many, with the most humble resigu- 
tion to the will of Grod, and passed away from earth in pfl^' 
feet charity with the world, and in peace with his GoA 

9th, Wednesday. — Attended a meeting of the Board of 
Trustees of the Canfield Colored Asylum, at 11 o'clock a. x. 

Attended a meeting of the Board of Managers of the 
Church Charity Foundation in the afternoon, 

11th, Friday. — After services by the Rev. Oteo. Hunt^ in 
the hall occupied by the congregation of the Church of the 
Messiah, Pulaski, I preached in the evening. 

3d Sunday in Advent. — St. Peter's, Columbia. At a mwii-' 
ing service I preached and administered the Holy Cob*' 
munion. In the afternoon I confirmed seven candidates^ 
and delivered an address. In the evening accompanied by 
the Rev. Mr. Beckett, I drove out to Hamilton Place, Ask-' 
wood. I spent the night with the family of Gen. Lucius 
J. Polk. 

I find that the Church lot in Columbia has been veiy 
much reduced in size and value by a sale made by the 
Vestry to the former Rector of the Parish. As this ground 
was purchased for the Church, I desire that a committee 
be appointed to investigate this case, and to report to this 
Convention what is the effect of the act of the Legislature 
incorporating the Convention of this Diocese. Let the 
Clergy and Laity of the Church know thoroughly well 
just what the provisions are in all cases of Church prop- 
erty, and have a printed stiitcment appended to the Journal 
of the Convention. As we have in Convention some of 



bishop's addbess. 31 

hB best legal talent of the State^ this whole matter should 
1^ thoroughly investigated. 

lAih. — Stopped at Spring Hill, on a visit to General 
md Mrs. Ewell. 

4M Sunday in Advent — I preached to a colored congrega- 
fion in St. Augustine's Chapel, University Place. 

2\U — Feast of St. Thomas. — I administered the Holy 
Communion in St. Augustine's Chapel. 

25th — Christmas Day. — Preached and administered the 
Holy Communion in St. Augustine's Chapel. 

mth— Feast of St. Stephen.— 21th— Feast of St. John the 
Ewingelist. — 28M, — Feast of the Holy Innocents. — On all these 
fieativals I officiated in St. Augustine's Chapel. On the fes- 
tival of St. John the Evangelist, I preached to the colored 
eongregation, and baptized seven colored children. 

January 2rf, 1869, Saturday. — In St. John's Church, 
Knoxville, after evening prayer by the Rector, the Rev. 
Thos. W. Humes, assisted by the Rev. Wm. Mowbray, I 
preached and confirmed one candidate. 

2d Sunday after Christmas. — In the morning I visited the 
lecefntly established Parish of the Epiphany in North Knox- 
lille. This congregation has been gathered through the 
eimest efforts of the Rev. Mr. Mowbray, and is in a most 
flomishing condition. A very comfortable brick school 
bouse has been erected, which serves temporarily for chapel 
porposes. It now numbers twenty-five communicants — has 
a large and flourishing Sunday School, with an average 
attendance of nearly two hundred pupils. The Rev- Mr. 
Mowbray has been elected the first Rector of the Parish. 
After morning prayer by Mr. Mowbray, I preached, con- 



32 bishop's addbess. 

firmed fourteen candidates, and delivered an address. U 
of the candidates were earnest young men. 

At night in St. John's Church, after service by the 1 
tor, assisted by Mr. Mowbray, I preached, confirmed i 
teen candidates, and delivered an address. 

4M, Monday. — I preached in St. John's at night, and 
firmed two candidates. 

5/A, Tuesday. — In St. Paul's Church, Athens, after 
ning prayer by the Rector, the Rev. Wm. Mitchc 
preached to a full congregation. 

6M — Festival of the Epiphany, — ^After morning prayc 
the Rector, I said the communion office, preached, 
firmed three candidates, and delivered an address. Le^ 
Athens in the afternoon, I reached Cleveland in tim 
service, and at night, where, after evening prayer bj 
Rev. Geo. N. James, Priest in charge of St. Alban's 
sion, I preached, confirmed ten candidates, and deli' 
an address. The work of Mr. James at Cleveland has 
most tliorough and successful. I preached again on T 
day morning, the 7th, and left in the evening on a vi« 
Georgia, in the interests of the University of the S 
I visited Rome, Atlanta, Macon, Savannah and Colui 
in all of which places I presented the claims of the 
versity. I was everywhere cordially received, am 
people manifested a very hearty interest in the wo: 
very dear to my heart, and to the interests of CI 
kingdom. 

On the 12/A— I gave my consent to the consecrat 
the Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, D.D., as Bishop of Long I 
and to the transfer of the Rev. H. P. Lay, D.D., L. ] 



bishop's addbess. 33 

km the Missionary jurisdiction of Arkansas, to the new 
IKocese of Eastern Maryland. 

h February Ath. — After evening service in St. Paul's 
[fihurch, Chattanooga, by the Rev. Mr. Mowbray, (first 
idected Rector,) I preached, confirmed two candidates, and 
delivered an address. 

Quinquagemna Sunday. — I preached in St. Augustine's 
Chapel, University Place. 

10/A — Ask Wednesday. — OflSciated as Vice Chancellor at 
the opening of the Lent Term of the University of the 
8(mth. There were present of the Clergy, the Right Rev- 
erend, the Bishop of Mississippi, Rev. Messrs. Knight. 
)Binnister, James, Mitchell and Mowbray. Addresses were 
Wide by the Chancellor and myself. 
'•< 11/A. — Assisted at the Chapel services, and delivered an 
iddress. 

' 13/A. — Memorial Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville 
£rening services by the Rector, the Rev. Charles A. Coley, 
after which I preached. 

' lit Sunday in Lent. — Morning prayer by the Rev. Mr. 
Odey. I read the Ante-Communion office, preached, con- 
Ifamed seven candidates, and delivered an address. I 
freached again at Even-Song. 

Ibih. — ^Accompa,nied by the Rev. Mr. Coley, I visited 
Hie Mission at Tullahoma, which was established a year 
Igo, by the Rev. H. 0. Judd, Deacon. I confirmed one 
persoc in private, and at night, in a convenient upper room, 
ifterevening prayer by Mr. Coley, I preached to a good 
Mig?egation, confirmed five candidates, and delivered an 
ddrefts. 

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34 bishop's addbess. 

16th. — Leaving TuUahoma, I visited a number of chonl 
families living in the neighborhood of Wartrace. 

nth. — ^After evening prayer in St. Ann's Church; Edge- 
field, by the Rector, the Rev. L. P. TschiiTely, I preached 
confirmed three candidates, and delivered an address. 

18/A.— Preached in Christ Church in the evening. 

19ih. — Preached in Christ Church in the morning. 

2d Sunday in Lmt. — After morning service, I preachri 
in Christ Church, confirmed a class of sixteen, and de- 
livered an address. 

Reud service in the Church of the Advent, assisted by 
the Rev. Mr. Calhoun, and preached. 

At night I preached in Christ Church, and confirmed tw 
additional candidates. 

Wednesday 24 ^A — St. Matthias Day. — Assisted at 
ing service in St. Ann's, baptized a child, and administered 
the Holy Communion. 

At 3 p. M. administered the Holy Communion to a siA 
member of the Church of the Holy Trinity. 

At night, after evening prayer by the Rector, I con-; 
firmed three candidates in St. Ann's, Edgefield, and dfr! 
livercd a Lecture on the Church of England. 

2oth — St. Paul's, Franklin. I read evening praje^. 
assisted by the Rev. Henry Dunlop, Deacon, baptized IB. 
adult, and preached. 

2G///. — At morning prayer was assisted by Rev. M. 8- 
Royce. I baptized Charles Quintard Cliffc, confirmed sevei 
candidates, delivered an address and preached. la 
afternoon I read service and preached; ; .| 

21th. — I assisted the Rev. L. P. TschifTely at 




bishop's address. 35 

rayer in the Church of the Holy Trinity. I baptized two 
dults. 

id Sunday in Lent. — At 9 a. m., in the Church of the 
Koly Trinity, I read morning prayer, assisted by the Rec- 
tor, the Rev. M. S. Royce, and catechised the children of 
Oie Parish. 

At 11 A. M., in the Church of the Advent, I assisted the 
Rev. James Moore in the service, and preached. 

At 3 J p. M., assisted the Rev. M. S. Royce in the ser- 
vice at the *• Gordon Mission," and preached. 
' At 7i p. M. — Preached in the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, to a crowded congregation. Confirmed three can- 
didates, and delivered an address. 

1st March. — Monday, in Christ Church, Nashville, after 
evening prayer by the Rector, I preached, confirmed ten 
C^BBndidates, and delivered an address. 

I visited Spring Hill on the 2d and 3d of March, but the 
fc^weather was so inclement as to precUule a possibility of 
holding service. 

4th.— I preached at night in St. Peter's Church, Columbia, 
•^ind baptized an adult. 

5th, — I preached both morning and night in St. Peter's. 
ji\it the latter service I confirmed five candidates, and de- 
pfirered an address. 

Qth.—Mx, Dunlop accompanied me to Williamsport, and 
f» the 4th Sunday in Lent, at 9 o'clock, I administered the 

oly Communion at the residence of Mr. Dorset, to a vcn- 

able member of the Church, Mrs. Greenfield, who is 

tiently awaiting her Master s call. 
Eoming prayer was said in St. Mark's Church, by Mr. 



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At 'iH'ir-k A. M.. inornin.r prayer, at which I 
';.'" rii'.-rj i),i. ^Iiil.lnjji of the Pjirisli. I was CTeatlrde^ 
|j;'|jN^I ;if. Ill*- nuiriljor in attendanoe, ami with the pro- 
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bishop's address. 37 

At the 11 o'clock service I preached, confirmed six can- 
idates, and administered the Holy Communion, 

At 3i p. M. I preached at Grace Church, and confirmed 
lie person. Mr. Vaulx took the service, the Rector being 
bsent from the city. At night I again preached for Mr. 
^anlx at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 

Monday 151/l — A number of the more prominent Laity of 
[le city met me at Mr. Thomas H. Allen's residence. I ad- 
ressed them on the subject of Church work in Memphis, 

16/A. — Confirmed in private a sick person belonging to 
Jalvary Parish. 

Had the great pleasure of welcoming to the city, my 
ootl friend, Rev. James A. Bolles, D.D., Rector of the 
Ihurch of the Advent, Boston. 

nth. — Administered the Holy Communion in St. Mary's 
rharch in the morning. Attended a meeting of the Asso- 
iatcd Managers of the Church Charity Foundation, and 
onfirmed one person in St. Lnzarus' at evening prayers. 

18M. — Visited the Canficld Colored Orphan Asylum. 
Lfter a very satisfactory choral service, con<lucted by the 
Jhaplain, the Rev. J. J. Vaulx, and his assistant, Mr. Wick- 
QS, addresses were made l)y the Rev. Dr. Bollos and myself. 

19/A. — Administered the Holy Communion to the family 
f my venerable friend, Mr. Wm. V. Taylor, and after the 
8mce baptized two of his grandchildren. 

Sunday be/ore Easter, — In the morning I preached in St. 
lary's, confirmed eighteen candidates, and delivered an 
Idress. 

In the afternoon, in St. Lazarus', I preached, confirmed 
lirteen, and delivered an address. 



38 bishop's addbbss. 

At night, in Calvary Church, I preached, confirmei 
seven candidates, one of whom was a colored boy. It a 
well known to you all that it has been the invariable prw- 
tice of the Bishops of the Church, to adniinister confirms 
tion to whites and blacks at the same time, kneeling at iki 
game chancel rail. It was the practice of Bisbops Otej, 
Elliott, Cobbs. and Polk, and of all other Bishops ib 
our Southern Diocese, and it has been my own prac- 
tice since I was called to the Episcopate of Tennessee. 
Surely no one dreamed in times past, that the simple pe^i 
formance of an ecclesiastical act, altered in any way tb 
relation of the two races; and our people have uniformlj 
acquiesced in the propriety of the custom of the Chureh. 
But the administration of the apostolic rite on this visito-; 
tion to Calvary Parish, was made the occasion of a vastj 
amount of unmerited abuse of the Bishop by the secoltf: 
press of the city of Memphis. And it is proper that I 
should detail for you the circumstances attending the con* 
firmatiou. Before going into the Church, I was informed 
hy the Rector that there was one colored candidate for con- 
firmation, and the question was asked, "What is to to 
(lone ?" ]My reply was, '• Let him be confirmed according 
to the usage of the Church." 

When the candidates were called to the chancel rail, I 
;ii*o.se from my chair at the right of the Holy Table, and 
crossing to the left side thereof, I directed the Rector tc 
place his colored candidate at the side of the chancel, htf 
whites in front, and he to take his place between them. 
But the colored boy did not come forward at all, and I pro 
reeded to adniinister the holy office to six white persoofl 



bishop's ADDRESS. 39 

confirmation office was completed, the final blessing 
medy and the candidates had returned to their seats. I 
cted the service to proceed, when, to my astonishment, 
legro boy came forward. My first impulse was to defer 
^nfirmation until the next day, but then it occurred to 
hat it would be a hard matter to repulse any person 
the altar who was kneeling there to receive the 
diction of the Church. I therefore turned to the con- 
ation, and wholly in explanation and apology for going 
the office a second time, I said, " This person should 

come forward with the other candidates, because in 

)estowal of her spiritual blessings." 

" Our mother, the Church, hath never a child 
To honor before the rest." 

Tiile I do not at all believe in the propriety of abrogating 

istinctions which have always been maintained, I should 

been altogether unworthy of my high office, had I 
i on such an occasion to vindicate the catholicity of the 
rch. Surely at this day, our people have not to learn 

Christ's kingdom is not of this world. They know 
f¥ell, that 

Our mother, the Church, hath never a child 

To lienor before the rest, 
But she singeth the same for mighty kings, 

And the veriest babe on her breast : 
And the Bishop goes down to his narrow bed, 

As a ploughman's child is laid, 
And alike she blesseth the dark-browed serf, 

And the chief in his robe arrayed. 

^onday be/ore Easter. — ^After morning prayer in Calvary 

rch, I preached on the Passion of Christ. 

t night I preached in Immanuel Church, LaGrange. 



40 bishop's address. 

Tuesday before Easter. — Preached in the morning in Im- 
manuel Church, LaGrange, and administered the Hdj 
Communion. 

At night preached in St. James' Church, Bolivar. 

Wednesday bef ere Easter, — Preached in St. James' Church, 
Bolivar, in the morning, and left for Jackson in the afternoon. 

On Thursday^ Friday and Saturday — I preached morning 
and night in St. Luke's Church, Jackson. 

Easter Simday. — This Queen of the Church's festivals, 
wjts celebrated in a becoming way in St. Luke's Church. 
The first service was at 6i o'clock, a, m., the second service 
was at 10 J, at which I preached and administered tha 
Holy Communion. 

At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, at the Sunday School fes- 
tival, I delivered an address, baptized a child of Monroe 
M. Wilbe, Esq., of Columbus, Ky., and confirmed one can- 
didate. 

At 7 o'clock I preached, confirmed a class of fourteen 
candidates, and delivered an address. It was indeed a 
blessed day. 

Accompanied by the llev. J. A. Harrison, I visited Zion 
Church, Brownsville, on Monday the 29th. 

At night, after services by Messrs. Cobbs and Harrison, 
I preached to a large congregation. 

Tuesday, SOfh March. — Morning prayer was said by the 
Rector, tlic Rev. R. A. Cobbs. An admirable sermon was 
preached by Mr. Harrison. I confirmed one candidate. 

Wednesday 31 5/. — After morning prayer I preached, by 
request, on the Doctrines, Government and Worship of the 
Church. 



bishop's address. 41 

ThurBdatf, April Ist — In the midst of a furious storm of 
QLunder, wind and rain, I left Mason's Depot, accom- 
panied by the Rev. Charles Collins. I reached Covington 
at noon-day. 

At night, evening prayer was said by Mr. Collins in 
St. Matthew's Church, after which I preached. 

Friday the 2d. — In the morning I preached and con- 
firmed one candidate. Met the Vestry after service. 

In the afternoon Mr. Collins drove me out to the resi- 
dence of Col. Green, where I baptized and confirmed the 
Tenerable John Applewhite Green, M. D., for many years 
i prominent practitioner of medicine in Tipton county. 

At night I preached in St. Matthew's Church, and con- 
frmed two candidates. 

lieached Memphis on Saturday. I drove out to Otey 



Sunday April 4tL — I read morning prayer in Otey 
Chapel, at 7 o'clock a. m. 

At the second service I preached, confirmed five candi- 
dates, delivered an address, and administered the Holy 
Communion. The Rev. J. M. Sehwrar, Priest in charge 
of this Mission, has done true and faithful work, and has 
gathered a strong congregation. 

At night, assisted at the service in St. Lazarus Church, 
Memphis. The sermon was preached by the Right Rev- 
»end, the Bishop of Easton. 

Wednesday 1th. — In the morning I attended a meeting 
rfthe Associate Managers of the Church Charity Foundation, 

I left for Trenton in the evening, and found the Eev. 
Messrs. Harrison and Cobbs awaiting my arrival. 



42 bishop's addbess. 

Thursday %th. — I preached morning and night, after ser 
vices by the brethren. At the morning service I admin- 
istered the Holy Communion. The oirertory, amounting to 
$8.60, was appropriated to the purchase of books and 
tracts for the Mission. 

Friday ^th — I baptized Virginia, the daughter of John 
H. Glass, Esq., and returned to Memphis. 

Saturday l(Mu — ^Attended the examination of Mr. Ed- 
ward Bradley, a candidate for Holy Orders. 

Sunday 11th. — I visited the Sunday School of Calvaij 
Church. I made a brief address to the children on the 
occasion of the presentation by them of a gift to their 
Superintendent, Mr. Bradley. 

Morning prayer was said in Calvary Church by the Rer. i 
E. A. Bradley, of the Diocese of Minnesota, assisted by ■ 
the Rev. Richard Hines, D.D., the Rev. J. J. Vaulx, and 
the Rev. W. C. Gray. An excellent sermon was preached 
by the Rev. E. A. Bradley, and there were few dry eyes 
in the Church when the reverend preacher addressed words 
of exhortation to his father after the flesh. It was a se^ 
mon to be long remembered. The candidate for the Diacon- 
ate was presented by the Rev. Dr. White. It was altogethff 
a blessed service. Mr. Bradley has for many years occu- 
pied a high position in the commercial world, and has now 
given himself to the work of Christ ^' with both hands earn- 
estly." Since his ordination he has been doing service as 
Chaplain to the Church Home, Memphis, and assisting the 
Clergy in the several parishes of the city. 

In the evening I preached at Grace Church, and coO* 
firmed nine candidates. 



bishop's address. 43 

At night I preached in St. Lazarus, and confirmed three 
tndidates. 

Wednesday lAth. — I attended a meeting of the Associate 
ianagers of the Church Charity Foundation. 

In the evening I baptized and confirmed a sick person 
colored) belonging to St. Lazarus' Parish. 

I arrived in Somerville on Thursday, and was too un- 
well to leave my room until Sunday the 18th. 

Services were held in St. Thomas' Church by the Rector, 
Bsisted by the Rev. R. A. Cobbs, of Brownsville, and the 
lev. Geo. White, D.D., of Memphis. 

On Sunday the service was said by the Clergy present. I 
jonfirmed a class of seven, delivered an address, and ad- 
ninistered the Holy Communion. The sermon was preached 
)y the Rev. Dr. White. At night I preached to a full 
JODgregation. 

On Tuesday J April 20th — I laid the foundation stone of 
he Orphanage of the Church Charity Foundation. Ad- 
Iresses were delivered by the Rev. Dr. White and myself. 
Phis house is to be erected on ground generously donated 
y Mrs. Speed and her sister, Mrs. Spottiswood. Three 
ondred and fifty-five dollars were contributed at the lay- 
ig of the corner-stone. 

On Sunday April 25//;, St. Mar/c^s Day — I attended the 
lunday Schools for whites and colored, at St. Augustine's 
Chapel. Preached morning and afternoon, and adminis- 
ered the Holy Communion at the midday service. 

2d May — 5th Sunday after Faster, — I ofliciated for the 
Jongregation of the Church of the Advent in the mor- 
ring. 



44 bishop's addbess. 

In the afternoon, in Christ Church, I preached, confirmed 
ten candidates, and delivered an address. 

At night I preached in the Church of the Holy Trinity, 
Nashville, and confirmed a class of three candidates, pre- 
sented by the Rector, the Rev. M. S. Royce. 

Thursday Oih. — I administered the Holy Communion in 
the Chapel of St. Augustine, University Place. 

Fridaf/ 2\st. — I preached and confirmed eleven candi- 
dates in St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga. 

Whitsunday. — Morning prayer was said in St. Augustine's 
Chapel at 7 o'clock a, x. At the midday service I preached, 
administered the Holy Communion, and confirmed a class 
of thirteen. Twelve of the candidates were young men, 
students of the University of the South. Thus, aftff 
twelve years of labor, disappointment and waiting, the 
Church has gathered in the first fruits of this great enter- j 
prise. I 

Trinity Sunday. — St. John's Church, Knoxville. Mora- .1 
ing prayer was said at 8 o'clock. At the second service I j 
admitted the Rev. Wm. Graham, Deacon, to the Holj 
Order of Priesthood. There were present of the Clergy, | 
the Rev. Thos. W. Humes, D.D., the Rev. Wm. Mowbray, { 
and the Rev. Wm. Mitchell. I preached and administered 
the Holy Communion. 

In the afternoon I ])reached in the Church of the 
Epiphany, in North Knoxville, and at night I preached at 
St. John's Church. 

I have thus recounted my official acts for the conven- 
tional year just closed. May God accept my unworthy 
labors, and have mercy on my soul. You must bear with 



bishop's address. 45 

le, dear brethren, in [iressing upon you a more earnest de- 

otion to uur work, and a more positive union in the Master's 

eniee. We need, dear brethren of the Clergy, to stand 

ide by side in the great conflict with sin, Satan and death. 

X is not sufficient that we are one in prayer, and praise, and 

Wlowship. It is not sufficient that 

" Our foare, our hopet?, and our aims are one, 
Our comtbrtrf and our cures/' 

l^e arc bound by the most solemn vows, to hold with 

myielding tenacity, the truth as it is in Jesus, with regard 

»the Doctrines, Discipline and Sacraments of the Church, 

md to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange 

ioctrines contrary to God's word. And I am sure that 

Jiere is nothing that so distracts us in our work, or so dis- 

»rbs the minds of our people, as the antagonisms of those 

locieties which have been formed by men of partizan views 

br the promotion of party ends and purposes. You are 

iware of the fact that the Church Book Society is a general / 

lociety of the Church, because not responsible to any party • 

in the Church, but to the General Convention and the 

ecclesiastical authorities of the Church. In direct oppo- i 

»tion to this society was formed the Evangelical Knowledge \ 



The late Bishop DeLancy makes the following state- 
ment : I 

"'The Protestant E])iiicopal Society for the Promotion of Evan- j 

plica] Knowledge' in a society formed hy several of the Bishops, 
Clergy and Laity of the Church, in tlieir individual eaiucity, on the 
^duntary principle, and seeking no sanction from vestry, Conven- 
tion, or any Church authority as sucli. Althougli formed at the time 
of the General Convention, it did not seek any countenance, aid, or 



/ 



46 bishop's addbess. 

approval of that body, gave no general invitation to the BishopByilM 
Clergy or the Laity of tlie Convention to unite in it, many of whom did 
not know of its formation; all of its offic^^rs except the Vice Prei 
dents and four of the Executive Committee, may 1x5 laymen; and 
any person approving of tlie objects of this society, and paying one 
dollar, becomes a member. In its published luldress it declares 'on 
invitfition is to all and only those who for substance of faith and 
practices agree in the stand we have t^iken.' " 

The Clergy of this Diocese know full well what a struggle 
Bishop Otey had with this society. He looked upon it as 
schismatical, and to the day of his death, gave it no coud- 
tenance or support. Later the American Church Missionaij 
Society was organized in opposition to the Board of Domestic 
Missions^ It is a grave error for us to imagine for one 
moment that these societies are working to the same end. Ii 
this Diocese it has thus far done little — I trust it will dc 
less. I urge upon you all, my dear brethren, if you lovi 
peace, and are willing to give your minds and hearts h 
those things, which make for peace, work only in thosi 
organizations which are recognized as the general societie 
of the Church. 

Bishop DeLancy pointed out the evils, which he foresaw 
must inevitably result from carrying out the principles oi 
which these societies were orranized : 



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" AVe have only to sni)pooe the principle carried out to all th< 
brunches of religious enter])rise, and to each class of religion) 
opinions in the Church, and tlio friends and supporters thereof or 
ganized and set a])art on (ho Inisis of iiulei)ondcnt ' vohuitary organi 
zation' and * spiritual ailinity ' in every Diocest*, and thus all bal 
niony of ftvling in the Oliurch, all unity of action, and brotherly in 
ten'ourse, all disinterested la])ors, all lo<»king to C'lirist and the Hoi 
Spirit for gmce and blessing on united ettbrts for the glorv of Gc 



bishop's ADDRESS. 47 

salvation of men, will be merged in the one great andabsorb- 
»ct of strengthing respectively our ' sections of the Church ' 
le measures, jwwers, and money that can ])e enlisted, until at 
m separate organizations come parties, from parties alienation, 
ienation discord, from discords division, and from divisions 
secession from the Church. And thus we stand before the 
& broken, disjointed and scattered flock, with as many differ- 
yer Books, contending seminaries, opposition Boards of Mis- 
nd conflicting societies as there may be divisions amongst us ; 
the experiment to purify the faith of the Christian body, by 
ir action shall result in tearing out the vitals and scattering 
bs." 



ould recall to your minds the language of the report 
minority of the Committee on Canons, at the late 
al Convention, The subject under consideration was 
together foreign to the one I am urging upon you. 
a time when amidst so much of disquietude and dis- 
jvithin, and so much of change and disaster without, 
le Church may well look to her Chief Pastors to be 
than usually vigilant, that they may discourage and 
s all eccentricities in worship and ceremonies, and ad- 
h the negligent to be decorous and orderly. It is a 
;vhen she may well enjoin her Clergy to abide in the 
ths, to remember that they are under vows to obey 
>dly admonitions of their Bishops, and to save their 
from internal discords * * '^^ tvhen they should be 
g together for the tndh of the GospeV 
is not proper for me to close this address without 
1 reference to the educational institutions in the 
86 of Tennessee. From what has already been said 
5 University of the South, you will have gathered 
he Junior Department is now in complete and sue- 



48 bishop's ADDBES8. 

cessful working order. Students are already gathered J 
there from nine Southern Dioceses, and one NortheriL J 
All that has to be done, is for the Clergy and Laity of tho, 
Church to realize the vast importance of this University 
to the growth of the Church, and the well-being of society, 
that each in his station, and according to his ability, labor 
for the complete success of this important enterprise- It 
is very much to bo desired tliat the Clergy should observe 
the recommendations of the Bishops in reference to the 
University oflerings, on the 3d Sunday in Advent of each 
year. Up to the present time, the people of Tennessee 
have contributed very little, and if the Clergy would pro* 
sent it to their congi-egations, it would undoubtedly arouse an 
interest in the Church, and secure substantial aid for the 
work. It is important too, that Parochial Schools be 
organized in every Parish of the Diocese, which shall serve I 
as feeders to the University, for it is essential in the work '1 
of the Church, that she should educate the mind of the j 
people in her holy ways. There is already at Winchester, ; 
Tenn., a school in charge of a clergyman of the Church, 
the Rev. II. II. Sneed, which is doing good work, and it is 
hoped will ultimately be made a departmant of the Univer- 
sity. 

In presenting the claims of the Columbia Female Insti- 
tute to the consideration and patronage of the friends of the 
Church, it is important for this Convention to make known 
to the world, its character as a Church school, in which 
the system of the Church, with all its rich aud varied 
appliances for the promotion of youthful piety are faith- 
fully and resolutely carried out by its experienced and de- 



bishop's addbess. 49 

i^ed Kector. The present prospects of the Institute are 
iSoidedly encouraging, considering the unhappy and dis- 
Irbed condition of our State, at the commencement of the 
irtaent session. The last few sessions afford an earnest of 
irtiat this noble institution may accomplish in a missionary 
^Hiint of view. A very large proportion of its patrons are 
ibt church people; and yet, one-half of its pupils have 
Itocome members of the Church. Never before has the 
itaign of its venerable founders been so strictly and con- 
iiientiously carried out as at the present time. Its religious 
Itoching is of no uncertain character, and all is done 
Meording to the recognized standards and formularies of 
to beloved Church. The Rector has had great experi- 
Inee, which, with his intimate knowledge of the European 
Miools and their varied modes of instruction, afford most 
Mtisfactory assurances that the work of education will be 
jporoogh and complete. No expense has been spared in 
bnishing the Institute with the most recent and improved 
9(paratu8, both in science and in art. The school possesses 
Mb of the most complete mineral, geological and fossil 
:trinQ6t8. The celebrated planetarium, for which the Mili- 
iny Academy at West Point expended two thousand 
dollars, is also possessed by the Institute, The Rector, 
together with bis gifted associate, Mrs. M. N. Martin, are 
fMunoined that the Institute shall be second to none in 
fkb country. The musical department commands rare 
tdant, both vocal and instrumental In fine, every de- 
piitment is furnished with the best talents and accomplish- 
the country can afford. Another feature worthy of 

k by all churchmen is, that all gains that may result 

4 



PAROCHIAL REPORT. 



TotheSL Bmf. C. T. QH^itlanf, D.D., L.L. D., BiAop qf ike JHoemt ^ t 

REPORT OF THE PARISH OF CHURCH, 

in in the county of for the yew 

ending 18 

CoNORBQATiON : Adults, ; Children, ; 

Tot«l number of IndividuaU 

Baptismb: Adults, ; Infants, ; ToUl 

CONriRMBD : 

CoMMUNiOAMTs: Added ftuow 

RemoTed into the Parish, 
" ' ftrom " 

Repelled 

Died — Present number 

Marriaoes: ' 

Burials: 

Public Srrvioks : On Sundays, ; On other Days, ; Totml 

Children Catechised: Number of times ' 

Sunlat School: Teachers — Male, ; Female, ; Tot»1 

Pupils— Male, ; Female, ; ToUl 

Bible Class: Members 

Collections: Communion Alms, $ 

Weekly Ofrertory,^$ —Total $ 

Appropriated: Suppirt of the Episcopate $ 

Contingent Fund of Convention, i^ 

Pension Fund (ChrisTmasoollection)...^ 

Episcopate Fund (Easter c^>llection) $ 

Dioc. Miss, and Education Fund $ 

Dom. Hnd For Miss 8oc Dom $ 

'' " For $ 

Other purpo8e9 J$ — $ 

Amount of Indebtedness of the Parish $ 

Aroouni of Salary Clergyman is entitled to Receive $ 

Arrears of Salary, if any $ 

Name of the Treasurer of tlie Parish 

(Additional remarks). 

Rector. 



APPENDIX. 



y 



ADDRESS OF COLONEL SWINGLET. 

lU. Rev. and Dear Sir : In behalf of the Clergy and Vestries of 

.file different Parishes of the City of Memphis, I bid you a hearty 

veloome to your home, and the field of your labor, from which you 

'lum been separated so long, and so widely: And I may say, my 

.dttr Bishop, that we meet you here this evening, not only as Glergy- 

nen and Vestrymen, to do you honor as the official head oi the 

thnich in the Diocese of Tennessee, but also as loving friends and 

Migfabors, without the pomp and parade of public ceremony, that 

^1f^ may more folly convey to you our individual welcomes, and our 

kfiutfelt gratitude at your safe return, after your protracted absence. 

tt was with joy and peculiar gratification, that we learned from 

I ' ibne to time of the success that crowned your efforts in England in 

P ' behalf of the great educational enterprise of the church here ; and 

r I if the expectations of the more sanguine, were not so fully realized, 

L JDqr we not hope that your great effort will inspire others to act, and 

' ^. we may go on increasing more and more, until that grand idea is 

lUIy developed as originally designed ? Then, we can point with 

* Jteb to the " University of the South ** as the hope of the country, 

rUd a bulwark to the church. And whatever success may attend that 

tgDod enterprise, will be mainly due to the energy, ability, and self- 

.^dniying labors of the Bishop of Tennessee. It is for this that to-day, 

ny dear Bishop, the people of your Diocese love especially to connect 

jour name with that grand undertaking, whose object is to buil^ 

% disseminate, and defend the true principles of the church. 

And while we thank Almighty Ood, that the dangers of your mis- 
^ ihi are over, and you are restored to your Diocese in health of 
Qdttd and body, we have the assurance, that should your services 
iipm be required, you will be animated with that same high devo- 
tbii to the church, which has given you such a pre-eminence in>the 
IteKrtB of your people. 
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OF THE 



Thirty-Eighth Annual Conyention 



OK THE 



PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



IN THE 



DIOCESE OP TENNESSEE. 




PUBXilUHZyo OOM PAKT, 881 XAZK 8TRXBT» 

1370. 



LIST OP THE CLERGY OF DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE 



Rev. Edward Bradley, 
George Beckett, 
J. Hibbard Bowles* 
James Carmichael, 
Robert A. Cobbs,* 
Charles F. Collins. 
Edward Denniston,* 
Chaplin Hedges, D. D., 
Henry Dunlop, 
W. J. Ellis, 
William Graham,* 
William Crane Gray, 
John Gordon,* 
John A. Harrison, 
C. S. Hedges, D. D., 
Richard Hines, D. D., 
F. R. Holeman, 
Lucius Holmes,* 
Thomas W. Humes, D. D.,* 



Rev. Harvey O. Judd,* 

F. A. Jenny, S. F. D .,♦ 

Franklin LaP. Knight, D. D.,* 

Lycurgus L. Lurton,* 

Thomas A. Morris,* 

William Mowbray,* 

D. Brcck Ramsey, 

Joseph James Ridley, D. D., 

Lemuel Ringgold, 

M. S. Rojce, 

John Miller Schwrar, 

F. A. Shoup,* 

Henry Harrison Sneed,* 

J. N. Temple,* 

John Thomas Wheat, D. D., 

George White, D. D.,* 

James Junius Yaulz, 

William Vaux * 



•Absent. 



LIST OP LAY DELEGATES DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 



J. F. Jc«tt, 
R. B. Somervfill, 
S. W. Malono * 
T. B. Bailey * 
G. R. Willinnripon, 
James P. Wood * 
George C. Porter * 
Henry Berson, 
J. G. Womack, 
A. W. Campbell, 
John G. Mann, 
Jacob Thompson, 
James B. Ci>ok, 
Henry T. Lommon,* 
AllMjrt Mayo,* 
Samuel P. Rose, 
John I. Sherrod,* 
Daniel I. Wells, 
Albert T. McNeal, 
John J. Dupuy, 
John Roberts, 
Benjamin Lillard, 
C. W. Smith, 
James B. Craighead, 
John P. Trozovant, 
S. H. Lamb, 
A. H. Voorhies,* 



W^illiam Goodwyn,* 
Frederick W. Smith, 
L. M. Wolcott,* 
N. Edwin Perkins,* 
Daniel M. Cliff,* 
Thomas F. Perkins, jr.,* 
C. W. Beaumont, 
Horace H. Lurton, 
Polk G. Johnson, 
Jefferson Davis, 
William H. Stephens, 
Will O. Woodson, 
George T. Riddle, 
Charles P. Jones, 
William Batto,* 
Arthur M. Rutlcdge, 
James R. Buckingham, 
S. M. D. Clark, 
R. S. Ewell, 
William A. Smith, 
W. S. Bliss,* 
A. M. Johnson,* 
Frank M. Hight, 
Joseph R. Mosby,* 
Atlas J. Peebles, 
Henry L. Burton, 
J. B. KilUbrew. 



•Absent. 



FIRST DAY. 



Jackson, Tennessee, ) 
Wednesday, May 11, 1870. j 

IThis bein^ the day appointiMl for the Thirty-eighth Annual 

'^-ention of the Protestant Plpiscopal Cliurch in the Dioeese of 

ncssee, after divhie service by the Rev. lliehanl Ilines, J). D., 

. Samuel liinggold and Rev. T. B. Lee, the Convention Seraiou 

preached by the Kev. J. T. Whea4;, I). I)., Hector of St. Laza- 

Church, Memphis, from St. Matthew vi., 6. The Holy Com- 

Gion was administered by the Bishop, assisted by the Rev. John 

Harrison. 

Immediately after service, the Hishop called the ConviMition to 

<?r. The Secretary called the roll of clergymen belonging to the 

►cese, of whom there were present as follows: 

Beverends Kdward Bradley, James C'armichael, Charles F. Col- 

, William C. (tray, John A. Harrison, C. S. Hedges, D. J)., 

hard Hines, D. I)., F. R. Ilolman, J). Breck Ramsey, Joseph 

lea Kidley, 1). 1)., Samuel Kinggold, M. S. Royce, John M. 

p^rar, J. T. Wheat, D. I)., and James J. Vaulx. 

^v. Dr. Kidley and Rev. Mr. Harrison were api)ointed a Com- 

^e on Lay Delegates, who reported the following as duly elected : 

trinity Church, Tipton county, J. F. Jett, R. B. Somervell and 

7'. Malone. 

St. Anne's Church, Edgefield, T. B. Bailey and (i. R. William- 

5ion Chui*ch, Brownsville, James P. Wood, George C. Porter 

Henry Berson. 

3t. Luke's Church, Jackson, J. G. Womack, A. W. Campl>ell 

John G. Mann. 
1 



.lolHNAL OK C'ONVKNTION 



Trinily Chunh. Cliirksvillo. Dr. ('. W. Hoaumont, Polk G. Job :»:t 
siH) aini Il(ir:in.' il. Liirtoii. 

.Si. I.:i/ar!'.^ Cliurch. .Mi'iii]>liis. JortV-rsoii Davis, William II. St^^-^' 
phons aiMJ William (.). Wotidsou. 

Church of ihr M«'ssi;ih, I*ul:i>ki, (IiMn-n^o T. l»iildlo, Charles L- — ^ * 
Jonrs and William Hat to. 

(irart' ChiMvli, Memphis. .laf«»h Thomjjson, Jamos H. Cook an - *-* 
Ilonry T. rii'inmoii. 

St. .Matihrw'.s Ch'.irrh. < 'oviiiLctoii, Alhort .Mayo, Samiu'l P. IJos -==^*^ 
and John .1. Sh«'rro<l. 

St. .lamos Church. Holivar, Daniol i. Wolls, Albort T. ^lc•^'ee--3t*l 
and Jnhn .1. Dii})iiy. 

Chinvh of the Advont. NashvilU\ John Iiohcrls, Benjamin Li" 1 - 

lai'd and Charles W. Smith. 

Church of the Holy Trinity. Nashville. Jamos B. (Craighead. 

St. Mary's Chun h. Memidn's, John P. Trozevant, S. II. Laii"^— k 1> 
an<l A. 11. Voorhies. 

<'alvary Chnreh, Memphis. Win. (loodwyn. Fi'ederiek W. .Sgu ^t h 
an<l L. M. Wolenit. 

St. Paid's Chiireh, Franklin. N. Kdwin IVrkins. DanielM. CB. i ff* 
an<l Thomas F. FerkinN, Jr. 

The !•» jHirt ^vas received, and tin* di'le^rates were adi^iitted. 

M<'ssrs. J. F\ Jett, liV r,. Somervell, (i. U. Williamson, ileim. "» "X 
Jierson, J. (I. AVomaclc. A. W. Camphell, J*din (i. .Mann, Jac— «--''^» 
'i'hom]>s<»n, James Ii. Cook. Samuel P. Pose, Daniel 1. Wells. Alh**^* "^"^ 
T. M. Neal. John J. Dujuiy, John JJoherts, Peujamin LillanL CU s-^^- 
^\. Smith. Janii's P,. Crai-hea<l. Frederick W. Smith, C. W. Be^-^ ^: 
m<.)nt. Ilnracf JF. Purton, Polk G. Johnsr>n, Jellerson Davis, 'W^ ^^ ^^• 
II. Sti'pheiis. William O. Wood>on, <ieorr;o T. JJiddle and Chai""*^ ^'* 
P. J•^n«'^ MM^wered to their names. 

On ni(»tioii ol" iJi-v. 31 r. Kovce, hallotinu; was dis])ensed withjr*'^^^ 
the IJev. \U\ J lines was unanimou-^ly re-eleeted Secretary. 

IJev. ^Ir. Schwrar was a}>j>ointi'd Assistant Secretary. 

On m()tion. the Convention adjoiirne<l until this aflcrnoon at ' 

o'clock. 



DIOCEHE OF TENNESSEE. 7 

Wednesday Afternoon, 4i o'clock. 
The OoDvoution mot piirsuiiDt to a<Ijoiirnment, and waa called 
•to order by the Bisliop, who read his annual address. (See Ad- 
dross.) 

The following committees were a])])ointe<l b}" the Bishop : 
i-ommittre on Canofis — Uev. Dr. Wheat, Kev. ^fr. Ring«^old, Rev. 
^Mr-- Beckett, of the clergy, and Messrs. Stej)hens and AIcNeal, of 
the laity. 

Committee on Xeir Farlshr.s — Uev. Dr. Jiidley and Hev. Mr. Gray, 
or the clergy, and Mussrs. Hc'aumont, Diipuy and Campbell, of tlie 
laity. 

Committee on Finances — Uev. Messrs. Bradley and Holeman, of 
tlu» olergy, and Messrs. Jerterrson J)avis, James B. Craighead and 
I*olk (r. Johnson, of the laity. 

Committee on the Sttfte of the Church — la-v. Messrs. Royce, Vaalx 
an<l Gray, of the clergy, an<l Messrs. D. J. Wi-Us and Jett, of 
t^Atji laity. 

Committee on Uujinishnl Bu.si/nss — JU'v. -Mr. liamsey, of the 
^*^*^'ri,7, and ^Ir. Lurtun, olihi* laily. 

Committee on the t.'hureh JJome — Kev. ^Ir. Carniieluu'l and Eev. 
1*1". Wheat of the clergy, and ^lessjs. S(;niervtll, Ewell and Smith, 
<^t" the laity. 

Committee on the Can field Cnlnrid Orphun Asijlum — Vuw iVIr. Col- 
lifi«and Itev. Dr. llini's of tho ck*rgy, and Mes>rs. Thompson, 
^Volf'ott and Woodson, of the laity. 

The iiev. jMr. Bradley, Chairman of the Committee on Bules of 
v->rder, submitted his rei)ort, which was receivetl, and on motion of 
^^- Craighead, was referred to the Committee on Canons. (Ap- 
pendix A.) 

Air. Craighead proposed a new canon, which was referred to a 
toiniTiitteo, appointed by the Bishop, consisting of the Bev. Drs. 
Wheat and Ridley, of the clergy, and Mr. Stephens, of the laity. 
V^nUix B.) 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning 
at 9 o'clock. 



JOURNAL OP CONVENTION 

SECON]) DAY. 



TlIUHSDAY MoRNlNd, 9 A. M. 

After morning prayer by tlie Rev. Messrs. Bradley and Car"^ ^" 
michael, the Bishop delivered a charge to the clergy. The Conven- ^^' 
tion was called to onler, and the proceedings of yestei*day wer^*"^ 
read and approved. 

The Secretary called the roll. 

The Hov. Messrs. Beckett and Dunlap. of the clergy, and Mi^-^cr. 
Trezevant, of the laity, api)eared and took their seats. 

The Rev. J)r. Kidley, Chairman of the Committee on I^ a^"^ v 
Delegates, re]>orted the following as duly elected : 

Christ's Church, Xashville — Arthur M. Kutledge, James J^^ ^. 
Buckingham and S. M. J). Clark. 

St. i*eter's Church. Columbia — \l. S. Ewell. William Smith aii^^ «J 
W. S. Bliss. 

St. Paul's Church. Chattanooga — A. M. Johnson, and Fi-ank ]^^^XI. 

Si. Thomas' Church. Somerville — Joseph R. Mosby, Atlas *!• 

Peebles and Henry L. Burton. 

Messrs. James R. Buckingham. S. M. D. Clark. R. S. Kwcll. '^^V. 
S. Bliss. Frank >r. flight and Henry L. Burton answered to th^^- ir 
names. 

The Rev. T)r. Wheat submitted the following report, which. * — ^"» 
motion o\' {\w i^'v. l)r. I lines, was made the order of the day =^^ 

the opening of tlu^ atternoon session. 

JJeporl of the Select Committee on the proposed IX C*aiion : 

The coimiiittof? to whom wn.^ rofftrred tho canon proposed fti* an amcndir& ^^-^"* 
of the prcs(rnt IX Canon, ro.«*pr'ct fully ri'jirosfnt that they have carefully ex**- ""*' 
infnl till' .-anio, and, with a f(»w verbal alteration.", which have been suggest c c f^ ^ 

and approved by the nn.ivrr, thry reconmiend its ado})tu»ii. 

J. T. WHEAT, Chftirma*» 

Mr. Stephens, from the Committee on Canons, reported in far"^^^^* ^^ 

of the ado]»tion of the ''Order of Business," and ''Rules of Ord^?^ "**> 

reported by Kev. Mr. Bradley. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 9 

The report was adopted, and, on motion of Mr. Craighead, it was 
x-^tiolved that they be printed as standing resolutions in all sub- 
-sequent journals of the Convention. 

Kev. Mr. Royco, Chairman of the Committee on the State of the 
01:i\irch, submitted a report, which was, on his motion, made the 
order for to-morrow morning. 

Mr. Stephens submitted the report of the Standing Committee, 
"which was received. (Appendix C.) 

Messrs. Thompson, A. W. Campbell and Jett were appointed on 
the Committee on Cliurch Property, in the place of Messrs. Fogg, 
Sneed and Henry. 

Rev. Mr. Ramsay submitted the following report from the 
"Committee on Unfinished Business : 

The committee desire to report that on page 8 of the journal of the last 
<x>ii mention is an amendment to the Constitution, offered by Rev. Qeo. U. Hunt, 
"Which was laid on the table for further consideration ; 

Resolved f That the Constitution of the Church in Tennessee be amended 
^y the substitution of the word "Council," wherever it occurs therein, except 
^rliere it is preceeded by the word " General." 

On page 9 of the journal, the consideration of the report of Rev. Dr. Rid- 
ley, on the obligation of the Christian tithe was indefinitely postponed. 

The report was received, and the further consideration of these 
subjects was indefinitely postponed. 

Mr. Frederick W. Smith, Treasurer of the Diocese, presented 
l^is report, and the financial report of the Missionary and Educa- 
tion Committee, which were referred to the Committee on Finance* 
f Appendix DJ 

Jtfr. Thompson presented a petition from Grace Church, Mem- 
phis, which was referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Bishop appointed the following Committee on Assessment: 

Rev. Messrs. Royoe, Bradley, Dunlop and Yaulx, of the clergy, 

*'^<1 Messrs. Jett, Williamson, Berson, Cook, Kosc, Wells, Kobei'ts, 

""^^i^ton, Woodson, Kiddle, Burton, Trezevunt, Bliss, Ilight, Buck- 

^'^gham and Mann, of the lait}-. 

]Vlr. Craighead presented the report of the committee ap])ointed 
^ the last Convention to prei)are a digest of the constitution and 
^^^ons, and Mr. Craighead was added to the committee. 



10 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION 

Rev. Dr. Ridley submitted the following report from the Com- 
mittee on New Parishes, which ^Vas received, and the parish was 
admitted : 

Your committee would re!?i)ectfully report that the application of Grace 
Church, Montgomery cxjunty, Tennessee, to be admitted into union with this 
Convention, is in due and regular form, and wo recommend that it ho received 
and addetl to the list of pari.«»he.«. 

JOS. J. RIDLEY, n. D., Ch'm.,1 

AVILLIAM C. GRAY, 

('. \V. BEAUMONT, [ Crrnimiftee. 

JOHN J. DUPUY. 

ALEX W. CAMPBELL. 

i^ev. Dr. J^idley, (.'hairman of the Committee on Lay Delegates, 
reported the following delegate as duly elected from Grace Church. 
Montgomery county : J. B. Kiilihrew, 

J. B. Killibrew answered to his name. 

Balloting was dispensed with, and the following officers were 
unanimously re-elected : 

TRKASUKER OK TI[E DIOCESE. 

Frederick W. Smith. 

TRUSTEES OF THE EPISCOPATE FUND. 

Messrs. K. P. McNeal, Daniel L Wells, 

. W. H. Miller. 

TREASURER OF THE EPISCOPATE AND PENSION FUND. 

Mr. W. B. Miller. 

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH FOR THE DIOUESE O— 

TENNESSEE. 

Kcv. Edwai-d Bradley, Judge Thelan, 

Mr. (Jeorgc \{. Fairbanks. 

TREA^URER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH FOR THE DIOCESE l> 

TENNESSEE. 

Mr. \V. B. Miller. 

TRUSTKKS OF THE CENERAL THEOUMJICAL SKMINARY. 

Rvv. John A. Jliirrison, Itov. Bichard Ilines. D. D., 

Mr. Francis B. Fogg. 
The Bisho]) then made the following ajipointments: 
Tnistns of the Cantichl Orjilutfi A;<i/lnni — Bt. T^ev. the Bishop^ 



DIOCESK OF TENNESSEE. 11 

-Mrs. S. A. M. Canfield, Hon. Jacob Thompson, W. H. MIIUt. .1. P. 
Trezevant, L. M. Wolcott, R. C. Brinklcy. 

Attorney for the Diocei<it of Ti^nncs-sec — Aloxaiulor \V. Canipboll, 
Esq., Jackson, Tenn. 

Registrar of tlw Dioceae — Kev. Cliarlos K. i'ollins. 
Board to Examine Candidates for Orders — Wtst Tfunrssn' — Hov. 
John A. Harrison and Rev. R. llinos. 1). I). 

Afiddl/i Tennessee — Rev. F. R. ilohnan and Hev. (ieonji^e Iieekott. 
^ast Tennessee — Wl'v. Wm. (rraliain and Rev. Wni. Mowhruy. 
J^reacher of the Otey Smnun — Rev. John M. Seliwi'ar. 
Preacher of the Convention Sfrmon — lU-v. James <'ai'niiehael. 
On motion the Convention adjourned until this afternoon at 4 
o'eU>ck. 



Tiii-RSDAY Aktern(m»n. 4 o'eloek. 
Xho Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 
Mr. Stepliens sul)mitted the ibilo\vin<j; rej)ort t'n)ni tiie Commit- 
tee OQ Canons: 

The Committee on Chiujiis, to win mi wtts nMV'rnxl the report ol' tlu* com- 
T*»ittee appointed at the se.s.sion of 18t>'.> to prepare a Dig«'st of the Canons and 
^tan<ling Re:»ulution>!i, bea: leave to report that they hav*- earet'ully «'xaniined the 
^■oinpiljition of the Constitution, Canons and Standing Rir^ohitions, a> reported 
^y said Committee, and they tind the >am«' to b*- eorreel. Thry aeeoriingly re- 
^*»niniend that the sann* a-^ reported br adopted and pul)lished with tho Jtuirnal 
•^f the Convention. J. T. WHEAT, (%iu'mun. 

^Ir. Sti'jdiens otlere*! the tollowin^j^ resohilion. whicli was 
a^l Opted: 

Renulved, That the revision of thr ('on-titiition, ('snions and Standing Rpjs- 
^"^tionH, H!* reported this d.iy by th«' Special C\.mniitt«M' of \h\\\\. and Mibniitted 
*^ *\iid approved by the Connnittee on Canon;?, bi» ^ipprovrd by the Convention 
*ttcl published with the Convention .Journal. (See C«»n. and Canons a> arn«'nd«ti.) 

On motion of the Rev. l)r. llines, hallotin^ was dis|nMiMMl witli 
^^^^-l the foUowiui^ Standing Committee unanimously re-ekM'tL*(l : 

Kevurends-i. T. Wheat, I). D.. (Jeorge While. D. D.. .lames .1. 
^ liulx, and Messrs. William II. Stepliens an<l ,l<>iin I*. Trezrvant, 

^*' the laity. 

On motion of Hev. Dr. Ilines, IJev. T. B. Lee was invited to a 
«.*ut in the Convention. 



12 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION 

The Convention took up the order of the day — Canon IX, pro- 
))Ot*ed hy Mr. Craighead — and the canon was adopted. 

The following deputieH to the General Convention were elected: 
llev. Dr. Wheat, llev. MessrH. Harrison, Ringgold and Cxray, of the 
clergy, and Messrs. Stephens, Fogg. Davis and Jett, of the laity. 

J^ov. Mr. (thiv ottVred the following resohition. which was 
adopted : 

Remb^d^ Thnt 000 copie-* of the .Touriml of thip Convention be printed for 
distribution, and that it W piihlisluHl by that person who will do the work in a 
suitable mann<'r at tlu» lowest pric»'. 

Mr. C. W. Smith offered the following resolution : 
Rcjiolved^ That th<* next Convention of the Church in this Diocese be held 
in the Church of the Advent, Nashville, on Wtnlnesday after the fourth Sun- 
day after Eastor, May, 1871. 

This resolution was amended, on motion of Hev. Mr. l^oyce, by 
the substitution of St. Paul's Chattanooga, as the place of meeting, 
and passed. 

The Kev. Mr. Bradley-. Chairman of the Committee on Finance, 
submitted the following report, which was received, and the accom- 
panying resolutions were adopted. (See Appendix E.) 

Mr. William A. Smith, a lay delegate, appeared and took his 
seat. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until to-mori*ow moming- 
at 9 o'clock. 



THIRD DAY. 



Friday Moknjno, 9 o'clock. 

After morning prayer by the Kev. Messrs. Dunlop and Collins^ 
the Bi^*hnp called the Convention to order, and the Secretaiy calleti 
the roll. 

The Jii'v. Mr. Kills ap])eare{l and took his seat. 

Mr. Arthur !M. Jtutledge, a lay delegate from Christ Church-, 
><'ashville, and Mr. S. II. Lamb, a lay delegate from St. Mary'* 
Church, Memphis, appeared and took their scats. 

The ])roceedings of yesterday were rea<l and approved. 



DIOCESE OF TENNES8EE. 13 

Rev. George Beckett, Chairman of the Committee on Church 
Property, submitted the following report, which was received, and 
'WSLS referred as desired, by the committee. (See Appendix F.) 

Mr. Craighead moved a reconsideration of the action of the 
CoDvention on the petition from Grace Church, Memphis, which 
was seconded. 

Mr. Stephens offered the following resohition. which was passed: 

R^Mlvedj That the Parirthft'* of the Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville; 
Grace Church, Memphis, and St. Thomas Church, Somerville, be released fi-om 
the aggregate debt of $824 87, mentioned in the report of the Committee on 
Finance. 

-Rev. Mr. Koyce called for the order of the day — the report of 
the Committee on the State of the Church — which, on motion of 
Rev. Mr. Bradley, was referred to the Missionary and Education 
Committee for immediate consideration. 

Air. Stephens offered the following resolution, which, on motion 
of ;Mr. Craighead, was laid on the table : 

Jtesolved, That it be referre<l to a committee* of two j)resbyters and one 
Iftyrrian, to be chosen by ballot, to report to the next Annual Convention upon 
the Allowing questionit : 

1. Whether according to the usagep of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
thft XJnited States, and under the Constitution and Canons of the General Con- 
don. -t ion, and under the Constitution and Canons of this Diocese, there is any 
■ucili office or dignity in this Diocese as that of Dean. 

2. Whether under said usages, Constitution and Canons there is any such 
oflio^ or dignity in this Diocese as that of Bishop's Chaplain. 

Hqv, Dr. Wheat submitted the report of the Committee on the 
Ctfc larch Home, which was received. (See Appendix G.) 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until 3 o'clock this after- 
noon. 



Friday Ai-terxoon, 3 o'clock. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

The report of W. B. Miller, Plsq., Treasurer of the Pension 
^^'Ki, w^as received. (Appendix H.) 

The Rev. Mr. Jioyce submitted the following report from the 
^'Sftionary and Education Committee, which was received, and the 
aeeoriipanying resolutions and canons a<lopted. (Appendix I.) 



14 JOUNAL OF CONVKNTION 

J^ev. Mr. lioyee, Chairman of the (*ommittoe on AsHcssment, 
Mubmitted the following report, whitrli was received and adopted. 
(Appendix K.) 

Rev. Mr. Collinn, Chairman of iht^ Committee on the Canfield 
Colored Orphan Asylum, submitted the Ibllowintr report, and the 
aecompanyin«j^ resolutions were adopted. (Appendix L.) 

On motion of Rev. Mr. Heokett, Wednesday, iMay 24th. 1871, 
was designated as the time for the meeting of the next Convention, 
instead of the day jireviously ap]»ointed. 

Kev. Mr. Bradley moved that no new business be vntertained 
during this session, which, on motion, was adopted. 

licv. J)r. Ridley, Chairman of the Committee on the Kduca- 
tional Institutions of the Diocese of Tennessee, submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was received. ( Ap])endix M.) 

Rev. Dr. Hines oftered the following resolution, which wa* 

adopted : 

Resolredf That tho RoujistrHP of the l)i()Ce«<e hi' authuri/jxl tu draw iijk»i 
the Trca!<urer for n sum sutlicii'nt to purdiMM? books f(>r rogist ration. 

The following Missionary Committees were elected by the Con 
vention : 

Missionari/ (\nimitt('f fur West Ttnmsscc — i{evs. .1. .1. Vaulx 
James Carmichael and John M. Schwrar, and Messrs. W. H. Miller 
J. P. Trezevant and Jacob Thompson. 

Missio/uny (.\munittve for Middle Trnnrssec — Revs. F. H. Hole 
man, M. S. Royce and Edward Bradley, and .Messrs. \V. F. Orr 
(feorge Seay and Benjamin Lillard. 

^Ir. (/. \V. Smith olfored the following i-esolulion. which wa? 

unanimously ado]>ted : 

I{rsiilvr(f, That tho rouvcMition return thiiiik^ tn tin* I'^'ctnr and V»*>try o 
St. LukcV Church anil the citizj'ns (»f .Jackhon for .h ir un]»ounde(l h(»>pitalit} 

The procci'dings of this day were read and ap]n*ovc(l. 

After j)ray<'r by the Bishop, the Convention adjourned si/tr di* 

( IIARLKS TODD (/CINTARD. 
RKMl A RD 11 1 NFS, Strnliinj. lilshop of IViuwssn, 

JOHN M. ^VYWWWW. Assistunt SivMuiij. 



APPE.XDIX 



[A.] 
KuLK» OF Order. 
The Committee on Ruleft of Order, ftpiKiintod at the hi*t CDiivj'iition, beg 
U»ve renpcctfully to submit the followinj^ '• Kulfs of Order,'' and also an ''Order 
of Busine**,"' both of which, in their opinion, will, if adopted, simplify and fa- 
filit*ito the pro<M?edings of the house, and lead to irpi^ater d«H-ency and order in 
thoir labors and consultations : 

1. The morning service uf tlie (Miureli shall Im* jHTfornied every day during 
th<? session of the Convention. 

2. "When the President taken the chair, no memhrr shall continui* standing, 
'>r sliall afterward stand uj) except to addre^?' the chair. 

3. No member shall absent him.-elf from tin* house unles»h he inive leave, 
or t><} unable to attend. 

4. Every member speakinir in debati- -hall rise from his seat, and without 
^•Ivancing, shall ri»sp(»ctfully address the President, ct»ntining himself strictly to 
t*^e point in debate. 

5. No msmber .**hall speak more than twicf in the same debate, without 
j**ave of the house, and no mt)re than fifteen minutes at a time. 

6. A question once deterniint'd shall not again br brought befon* the house' 
^'**e.ss on amotion of reconsideration made by on«' of the majority. 

7. When a que.«tion is undrr considrrati'^n, no motion shall be received, 
iinlosva to lay it ui)on the table, to postpone it to a ciTtain time, to post|K)ne it 

'^^titinitely, to commit it, to amend it, or to <livi<le it; and motions for any of 
ine^o pur]K)ses shall have prrceden<'e in the ord«T Inrrin named. The motion 
<► luy upon the table and to a<lj<iurn shall be deci(bd without debate. Tin' mo- 
*^»n to adjourn shall always be in ordor. 

f^. All amendments shall be considered in tin* onb-r in wbi<'h they are 
'^^ovcxl^or a substitute may be received. 

1). If the question under debate contains several distinct propositions, the 
*^^^ shall be divided at the request (»f any menj))er. and a vote tak(!n bcperate- 
y> ^accept that a motion to strike out and insert shall be indivisible. 

30. All questions of order shall be derided by the ehair, without debate 
*^ny member may appeal from such decision. 



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16 APPENDIX. 

11. No motion shall be considored as before the house unless it be seconded, 
and, when required, reduced to writing. 

12. The names of moverB of rosolutions shall a])pcar upon the minutes of 
the house. 

18. The reports of all cominittooti :*hall be in writing, and shall be received 
•of course, and without motion of accepUmcc, unh^ss recommitted by a vote of 

the house. All reports rocomnionding or requiring any action, or expression 
•of opinion by the house, shall l>e accompanied by a resolution for the action of 

the house therein. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS — FIRST DAY. 

I. After daily morning prayer, the Convention shall be called to order by 
the President, or in his absence, by the Secretary of the last Convention. 

II. The roll of the clergy entitled to seats in Convention shall then be 
called. 

III. The credentials of lay delegates shall be received and referred to a 
Committee on Credentials, consisting of two clergymen, after whose report the 
roll of lay delegates shall be called. 

IV. The election of a Secretary shall be held, who may appoint an 
■assistant. 

V. The President shall appoint the following Standing Committees : 

1. On New Parishes. 

2. On Canons. 
8. On Finance. 

4. On State of the Church. 

5. On Unfinished Business. 

6. (Other Committees, at option of President.) 

VI. The Annual Address of the Bishop shall be now in order, or at any 
other time preferred by him. 

VII. Notices, motions, resolutions and miscellaneous business shall be in 
order. 

SEf^OND AND SUBSEQUENT DAYS. 

VIII. The roll of clergy and lay delegates shall be called immediately 
after morning prayer. 

IX. The minutes of the preceding day shall be read, and stand approved, 
unless corrections are called for. 

X. The reports of committees and officers shall be called for, in the fol- 
lowing order : 

1. The Standing Cominittoo of the Diocese. 

2. The Missionary and Education Committee. 
8. The Committee on New Parishes. 

4. The Committee on Canons. 

5. The Committee on Finance. 

6. The Committee on Stute of the Church. 

7. Thn Committee on Unfinished Business. 

8. Special Committees, in order of appointment. 

9. The Treasurer of the Diocese. 

10. The Treasur»'r of the Episcopate and Pension Fund. 



REPORT OP COMMITTEE ON CANONS. 17 

11. The Treasurer of University of the South for Diocese of Tennessee. 

12. The Registrar of the Diocese. 
3^1. The Bishop may now appoint: 

1. The Attoruey for the Diocose. 

2. The Board to examine candidates for orders — 

For the Western District. 

For the Middle District. 

For the East<'rn District. 
8. The preacher of next " Convontion Sermon." 
4. The preacher of next " Otoy Sonnon." 
X X T. Elections shall be held by ballot, in the following order : 

1. Treasurer of the Dioce.se. 

2. Trustees of the Episcopate and Poii^iion Fund. 

3. Treasurer of the Episco[)ato and IVnsion Fund. 

4. Tnistees of the University of the South for the Diocese of Ten- 

nes.<«cc. 

5. Treasurer of the Univer'*ity of th»^ South for the Diocese of Ten- 

nessee. 

6. Registrar of the Diocese. 

7. Standinc: Committee of the Diocese. 

8. Missionary and Education Committee. 
0. Deputies to the General Convention. 

10. Altcrnatcrt to the Gen«'ral Conventi<m. 

11. Trustees of the General Theoloirical Seminary. 

^III. Order shall be taken for printinjr and disributing the Journal of the 
t''»nvc-ntion. 

X!IV. Order shall be taken for the time and place of next Conventi<m. 

^V. Miscellaneous bu>ines.s shall be in order. 

XVI. Before the final adjournment of the Convention, the minutes of the 
last ciay'B proceedings shall be read, and corrected, if found to require cor- 

[Signed] BISHOP QUINTARD,] 

RKV. E. BRADLEY, 
.1. J. RIDLEY, D. D., \Commitiee. 
.J. L. T. SNEED, 
W. H. STEPHENS. 



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[B.] 
Proposed Canon IX — Parochial Assessments. 
Section 1. At each Annual Convention assessments shall be laid upon 
Several parishes and missionary stations, to provide for the support of the 
-•Pis^opate for the ensuing year, and to meet the contingent expenses of the 
■^^Ocse, the same to be made by a committee consisting of one member from 
^^^^Vi parish and missionary station represented in the Convention, which com- 
*'^t.ee shall be appointed by the President. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of each Treasurer or financial agent of the 



18 APPENDIX. 

various puri8h<*fl and stations throughout the Diocesp, to separate, from all 
moneys which may come into his hands for the support of his parUh or station, 
whether from pew rents, otiertories, endowment revenu**, donations, mia- 
sionary aid or otherwise, one-fourth part, whit'h ho shall remit from time to 
time, at not lonj^er intervals than three months, to the Treasurer of the Dii>- 
eese, until the entire amount of the current Episcopate and contini^ent ex- 
penses of his particular jmrish or station are liquidated in full; and said re- 
served fourth shall be requirinl to be s«*parattHl from the church moneys of each 
parish or station, until its said assessments are paid in full, and no lonjj:er, and 
8hall in no ease he used fur any other purpose whatever than that herein desig- 
nated. Provided, that moneys received for the purpose of })aying oil* old debts 
of the parish, the purchase of church lots, or the building of a church, or of a 
rectory, or for any specjitic object other than the current expenses of the parish 
or station, shall not be subjecU^d to the deduction herein provided. 

Sec. 4. The Treasurer of the Diocese sliall regularly charge the said assess- 
ments on his books again)*! each parir-li and station, crediting tho same with 
payments when made, and shall nqnirt annually to the Convention the state of 
his accounts with each pari.-h and station, which report shall be entered on the 
Journal of th<» Convention. 



Report o f the S t a n i> i y o Committee. 

Jnhj J, /.s''i\'v. — The StMudinir (/onniiittee met and j)riranized by tlie election 
of the Key. Dr. "Wheat as Prcsitb-nf. jmd tlie lli-v. Dr. White as Serretary. 

Rcconniieinled Mr. Kdwiu Wii kens to b.- r<M"('i\('<l as a cnndidate for Holy 
Ordi!r-». to <hite fmni the time of liis application. April 20, ISfjO. 

Xurt'fvfjt'v .!. — (I:ivi' i'onsftit to tin- coUM-enilion of K.'v. Id-nry Niles Pierce, 
D. P., ^li-'sionMry Bishop ehrl of Arkansas ami the Indism Territory. 

Jkrrnthrr .1. — Tt havinu; bnn hrowtrht to the notice^ ot the Coniinirtee that 
mo-t of the parishi- had faih-d to pMV their a-se>sim'nts for tho support of the 
Episcopate, the l*ri'>i«leiit was ri'(jni'>ted to a<ldn'ss them, on behalf of the Tom- 
mittee, a eircular letter, ami ur;j;<' an imtne.liate eoin])lianee with the Canoni- 
cal rerpiinMoents in the pr<'nii>e<. And in furtherance of the same object, on 
the loth of D.'cembi-r, tin* Ilev. y\Y. Ci»llin«i wa> appointed ai^ent for the West- 
ern I.)i-triet, and the 15ev. Mr. Bradley for Middle Tennes-ee. 

Mftrrh //', /.S'.//. — Rfeommendtd lli'ndors.ni ^laolin (color.xl.) to be re- 
ceived a> a candidate i'or itoly ()rder>. 

Aj)ri/ .'>. — lieeommendi'd Ca])tain Charb-s Carrol Parson^, V. S. A., to be 
received as a candidate for lioly oi-ilers, he liavinLC I'een duly transferred to 
this l)io«'e>e by the nish«»p of Ni-w Vt.rk ; this recouuiiendation to date from 
tlie time of lii> application, 

Aju'il .'".—Mr. D. Dreck Kam^ey was reeonnnended to tlu' Bishop for Dea- 
con's orders. 

Ajtril .:iK — Kecommen<led Mr. Charles Gray to be received as a candidate 
for ht.ily ordt.Ts. 

J. T. WHEAT, Pnmdent. 



treasurer's report. 
[D.] 



19 



Treasurer's Rkport. 

TIFK I'OjriTENTION OF TUB P. K. rnURril IN THE DIOrESK OF TEXXESSKE IN 
A<:«.'OUNT WITH F. W. SMITH, TRKSTRER. 

Dr 



Tn casli paid Bisho]> Quiiitiirtl $3,21104 






for r>0<) Journals, fnMixlit, div. 

*' 5(K) oopit»s Ki-iliopV* A(l<lrfs8 

n'«s<»ssiiH'iit of (Jenoral (■«>nv«"iition 

fnMijht on Journals (i»'nt*ral Convention 

for printinijr Ufty oirciilars ; 

" posta^r,. : I 



Cr. 



2:m 1)4 
<5 ') (K) 
10 o<) 
12 r,0 

2 70 
ir>5:H5 

|.'^;*.,7ir.,54 



Bv 



l*itl{i?icn rrnrlorod at last C(»n vent ion. 
C;iiri:;t Churrh, Naslivillo 



.$ 5 



C 'ail vary 
Ci race " 

S^t. .MarvH' " 

J^t. PftL'Vs' " 

Trinity •' 

J mnianu^d *' 

^<t. Lukes' " 

>^t. Johns' » 

J>>t. jMnie:*' " 

l^rinitv " 

S^t. Paul's " 

5^inn •' 

^!>t. Mark's- 

S^t. Thoriia>' 

^:>t. Ann'-i 

1 Ki'«lc«*iniT 

^I<*»siah 



M('nii)hi.-. 



Coluin]>ia 

Clark.^vill.- 

La (lranLC«- 

J.Mckson 

KnoxvilU* 

Holivar 

Tipton 

Franklin...* 

Hrown>villi^ 

Williani-jMU't 

Churrh, SiMuni'Tvillc 

Kd-'ti-M 

♦' Sh.'il.vviil.- 

Pulaski 

C)tc*y Chap«'l, Sln'll»y county , 

CJood SlK'plH'rd ( liuich, ( 'ln-l.-ea 

Xlolv Trinity " Nsi-^hvillc, 

i*^t. Ln/.aru.- " M<'ni]ilji> 

St. Auirustinc'ri " Uni\i'rsity r' 
St. Albans '* Clcvt'land , 



XM.»;04 
4o(;.>0 
018 00 
200 00 

324 ;oo 

47105 
22.V(K) 

27(H) 
23r)'00 
ir>S(H) 
lOS(X) 

r)s'(H) 
28 00 
03 <H) 
in 00 
40 .V) 

02 25 
r,2 ."»0 
32 r,o 
32 40 

03 (K) 
V\ .'>0 

324(^0 
<:l CO 
10 80 



|.S3,710 54 
" Balanco, May 10, 1870 $ loollG 

MISSIONARY AXD EDXrCATloN AT TOMMITTEK I.V ACrOlNT WITH F. "W. SMITH, 



TRKA>UKKU. 



Dr. 



i'H7(r 

April 



20 To Rev. J. J. Vaulx $ 6 75 

' Bishop Quintard I 73 07 

Balance ! 41 06 

|.'?U9:88 



20 
Or. 



APPENDIX. 



1869 
May 
1870 
Feb. 
April 



By balance rendered., 



$ 86 s: 



Mav 111 



St. Albans Miwion. Cleveland.. 
St. Lazarud Church, Memphis., 
Calviirv " " 



J 862( 



By balance in the Treasurv. 



$119;8f^ 
.'$ 4l'0C3l 



PARISHKS IN AKREAR.K. 

Grace Church, Memphis S 

St. John's Church, Ashwood 

Trinity " Clarksville 

St. John's " Kiioxvilio 

Ravenscroft " Tipton 

St. Jumes' •' Greenville 

St. Paul's -' Franklin 

Zion '' Brownsvilli' 

St. Mark's •' Williamsport 

St. Pauls •' . Chattnnooira 

St. Thomns' " S»nnnierville 

Immanuel '' Kinley 

Advent '• . Xushvillo 

St. Ann's ''- Kdiretiold 

Trinity '' Winchester 

St. Andrew V'* Murfreesbovo 

RedecnitT '• Sholbyvillo 

St. Paul's •' Athens 

St.Mathew's" Covini^ton 

Holy Trinity Church, Nashville 

St. Auffustine's " University Place 

Gordon's Mission, Nashvilh- 

St. Peter's Mission, *' 



2- 
4» 



4r>8 
1(H5 

77 
107 
274 
114 

55 

86 

73 
128 
248 im. "♦ 
200 CO 
780 frit 

28 TT 

17 /r=i 
101 .7^ 

23 m: 

KH 7C* 
108 fc^ 
4 
5 
10 



$;^,222 

V. W. SMITH, TrfnsurtT. 



yfe)fiphis, May 11, 1870. 



[E.] 



R K P R T OF THE F I N A N I- E C O M M I T T K E . 

The Finance Committee would respectfully report that they have cart» 
fully examined the account of the Treasurer of the Diocese, and of the Mia ■ 
»ionary and Education Committee, and lind them to be correct, but no Touch 
crjj substantiating the various items have been submitted, being on file a ' 
Memphis. 



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REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. 21 

The committee take pleasure in stating that, according to those account! 
the entire salary of the Bishop of the Diocese, for the past year, viz: $3,000 
baa heen paid him, and, in addition, a sum of $211.94, towards the liquidation 
of the amount due our Rt. Rev. Father, on account of the deficient jtaynients of 
preceding years. The sum still remaining unpaid and overdue, appears, by th« 
Treasurer's books, to amount to $1,004.75. Towards the liquidation of which 
there is, in hands of Treasurer, per his report, the sum of $165.10, and, also 
applicable to it, there are the arrears of asseiisnients of former years, Htill un- 
paid, and amounting in the aggregate to $4,087.43, of which sum your Com- 
mittee regard about $2,309.91 a.s collectable. The balance of $1,717.52 they 
consider valueless, owing to the present condition of the parishes concerned, 
or to their condition at the time the assessment was made; and in view of thia 
&»ct, the committee beg to offer the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Dioce.>»e be, and hereby is, authorized 
ft li d requested to cancel the following enumeruted debits against the under- 
ntiined parishes, in consideration of the circumstances of the said parishes at 
tlie present time, or when the assessment was laid : 

St John's, Ashwood, for 1805, 1800, 1807 $ 12124 

Ravenscroft, Tipton, for 1805, 1800, 1807 274 87 

St. James, Greeneville, for 1805, 1800, 1807, 1808 114 87 

St. Paul, Franklin, for 1805, 1800, 1807 82 24 

St. Mark's, Williamsport, for 1805, 1800, 1807 84 74 

Inimanuel, Ripley, for 1805,1800 200 00 

A^dvent, Nashville, for 1805,1800,1807, 1808 072 57 

Trinity, Winchester, for 1805, 1800.! 35 52 

St. Andrew's, Murfreesboro, for 1805 17 60 

fioij Trinity, Nashville, for 1805, 1800, 1807 114 87 

Total $1,717 62 

Your committee would further beg leave to report that they have con- 

■Kiered the paper referred to them from Grace Church, Memphis; the sam« 

^^ng the report made by a committee of their vestry, setting forth the conditiom 

^^ the parish during a few years past, iw being 8uch as to induce them to ask 

'■^** the cancellation of all their remaining obligations to the Convention, dating 

'■**'^Her than the assessment of the Convention of 1809; but, inasmuch as these 

^^>fi:ations arise out of the as.«»essment.s of 1807 and 1808, while the parish was 

*^t Vacant, unless temporarily, and while it enjoytnl nearly continuou.s services, 

^ *^U an organized and working vestry ; aiul us partial paymonts were made 

'^^iiig the period of alleged incompetency, which paymr'nts utlbrd a recognition 

* tlie debt on the part of the j>arish ; and inasmuch as the said jmrish of Grace 

^-"■^upch, Memphis, is now, by God's grace, in a condition of great thrift and 

^^ciency, and (as the Committee are credibly informed) is altogether relieved 

^* its some time pressing obligations for their church building, this committee 

^^▼e not felt at liberty to propose to the Convention any cancellation of the 

*^id obligations, but would recommend this resolution : 

Itetolved, That in ca.so this parish of Grace Church, Memphis, as also the 
^\iurch of the Redeemer, Shelby ville, and St. Thomas', Somerville, should, 
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22 APPENDIX. 

during the present Conventional year, pay into the Treasurer'! hands one-1^^ alf 
of thfiir j)rcs«nt dobt, which now amounts in the aggregate to $824.87} then <^»in 
tliat case, thu remaining half he oanccllcd. 

Your committee desire to add that they are confident the salary of the 

Bibhop }-hould be increased; but, owing to the difficulty of raising the amoi ^nt, 

tliey liesitutc to offer a resolution to that effect until the Diocese has relii^ ^ed 
itpclf of the difbt due him. They arc, however, of the opinion that in a sfcr lort 
time, porhans in another year, ."^ueh ability may bo fiHind ; and in the mennt^ ime 
would endeavor to relieve the Bishop of some part of his traveling expense^B^ .bv 
the follf»wing resolution, viz : 

Resolved^ That it shall hereafter be considered the duty of each pariski^a or 
mission station visited ]>y the Bishop, to bear his ex])eniies to the place o£^ hit 
next visitation. 

All of which is respectfully !-ubmitt<*d. 

E. BKADLEY. Chairman, 1 

F. R. HOLEMAX, 
JKFFERSON DAVIS, 
JAS. B. CRAIGHEAD, 
POLK G. JOUNSON, 



- Committer. 



[F.] 
The committee appointed by the Bishop, at the la«t Convention, ti> tfi.'Vi* 
into consideration and report on that |.art of his address relative to the Chur*-"^ 
property at Columbia and otlior places, have examined the subject, so far tt» *^ 
was praeticabh' to do so, and b»'g leave tn rtifMirt: 

We find thut in the past there has bein no unifi»r;iiity in taking litlt? '•*' 
Chureh property in this Diocese; we al>o find that in the special case refcrr*^'^ 
to th«' Conuniiti-e, (the Church projuTty of Cnlinubia,) there has been a hti\e ^^ 
a part of a lot once lu'ld by a v»'>try of the Church anil tlu-ir successors in ofli*^^^^*' 
bv a suljsequent vestry. Tlu? validity of sueh a sale is a legal question of mu^ ^"^ 
ditliculty, and shouM be examined by tin? Attorney of the Diocese, with c&X"^ *^' 
and the committee hesitate to give an opinion on the subject. "\Vo tlh-refc'^ '^^ 
d<'aire to return to the Convention tli<* abstract of dillerent titles which ^ 
jjhow till- title to a large i»art of tlui pri»perty of the Church in this Dioce r^^^i 
and hopr ihe Convention will refer the same to the Attorney of tho Diocese ^^^'^^ 
his eMiminution and action. 

GEO. BE(^KKTT, Chairman, \ 

M. S. KOVCK, I 

J. F. JETT, [Qjmmiticf. 

JACOB TJIOMPSOX, 

ALEX. W. CAMPBELL. ) 



B. 



[G.] 
K K r o K r o F t u k S i» e c r a l Committee ox C ii u r c n H o ^* 

Th»; sp«cial committee on tho Church Ilome, to whom was referrecS. ^* 

rcwrt (tf the President, Associate Managers, Deaconess and Treasurer o^ ^^^ 

llouie, (which are hereto a])pended, and respectively marked a, b, c aiL<3^ ^' 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH HOME. 23 

respectfally report that the erection of the building, prompt and ample supply 
of the needs of its inmates and the healthy condition of its treasury are indica- 
tive of a degree of Christian zoal and devotion which this Convention should 
recognize as one of the fairest features in- the increasing vitality of the 
Church's energy. 

The enlarge<l accommodations which the new wing affords and the responsive 
interest which the noble activity of its raunagement should elicit throughout 
the Diocese alters the local character of the institution into one of Diocesan 
importance. The successful administration of the devoted sister who prosiden 
over the domestic economy of tho Homo furnishes a practical demonstration, 
within our borders, of the ofBciency of this much misunderstood and too often 
neglected order in the Church. Such instances of self-denial and fidelity to 
the blessed Master encourage the hope that others may soon follow this exam- 
ple, and make this Homo a school for exorcising and training those virtues and 
habits which will give us a hirgo and permanent order of Doawmessos. 

Your committee therefore commend the Home to the prayers and sym- 
pathies of the Diocese, and earnestly call the attention of rectors to the 
^nnportance of securing supplies of money, provisions and clothing for the 
Support of the inmates of this "Diocesan Orphan Asylum." 

J. CARMICHAEL, Chairman. 



Subjoined report, emdracing four months, from januart 1, 1870, to mat 

8, 1870. 
Daring the past four months, the chief work of the Church Charity Poun- 
^Sation has been that of adding a wing to the " Home" building, the first tene- 
Xiiont erected in the spring of 18»>0 proving insufficient for the wantjj of the 
^ n!=*titution. A donation of S52o, received during the winter, enabled the 
"kyoard to commence upon the work of this addition much sooner than was an- 
ticipated when the last Annual Report was made. The kindly offer of Mr. 
^amesi B. Cook, (architect,) to secure a builder and superintend the work, wai 
thankfully acceptecl, and through his instrumentality a contract was made at 
91,165. Some items were added as the work progressed, and by the 20th of 
J^pril, the wing, consisting of five rooms, two large iK)rohes and a store-room, 
-was completc<l in a good and workmanlike manner, at a cost of $1,264. 

Through the diligent etforts of the managers and a corps of collectors 
-recently added to the board, as also by liberal contributions from the city 
parishes, the entire amount due for this work Iras been raised and paid over to 
^r. Cook, so that the Association is now entirely free from debt, and is also 
able to report a fund remaining in the treasury, to be applied to the further 
irOrk of adding fencing, stable, furniture, and such other appgintments as may 
be needful for the better arrangement and working of the institution. It 
would greatl}'' promote this end if the parishes of the western portion of the 
IMocese, following the example of " Otey Chapel " congregation, would send 
provisions for the table, as also the surplus produce from their gardens, to pro- 
vide food for the orphans in charge of the Home. 

It is hoped that this will by no means be considered a atcHofuU enterprise, 



24 APPENDIX. 

but rather enteemed u one of the Church's special dependencies Mid auxiliariet 
for ^thering in from the highways and hedges those who might otherwise h% 
left to peribh. 

Although, as yet, barely the ^ foundation '* has been laid, when its plans 
for sy<>tematic and efficient working shall be mure mature, and its boundaries 
become enUrged, its charities are designed to embrace the whole Church in 
this Diocci>e ; therefore it is that we a&k. not alone the prayers of the Church, 
but the support and manifest interest of erery parish in the work, that the end 
for which it was e:itabli;ihed may thereby be promoted, and God be glorified. 

The foregoing, with the annexed report of the Treasurer, are respectfully 
submitted, for the information of the Church at large, in this Diocese, by the 

PRESIDENT 
Board Associate Managers Church Charity Foundation, 

Memphis, May 6, 1870. 

-b" 

AXNUAL REFORT OF THE ASSOCIATE MANAGERS OE THE CHURCH CHARITY 
rOUNDATION FOR THE TEAR OF OUR LORD, 1869. 

It is with mingled feelings of thankfulness for the past, and hopcfUlncss 
for the future, that we pretv^nt our Annual Report at the close of the second year 
of the Church Uome. Contrasting the preaent circumstances of this institution 
with those of a year ago, wc have reason to give thanks that, ** He who despi- 
s<;th not the day of small things," has graciously blessed the efforts put forth in 
its behalf, and from very feeble and imperfect beginnings, has given it a name 
and a place in the Church. Remembering the Scripture injunction," Let not him 
that girdcth on his harness, boast himselfas he that putteth it off,'- we would yet 
hojMi that we have given evidence and token that we are in earnest in this work, 
and by God's help, wo hope to persevere therein. A brief review of the events 
of the pai*t y(?ar may not be uninteresting or unprofitable. At our last report 
we were renting a house for the orphans which entailed upon us an outlay of 
$C00 per year. This continual drain upon the treasury, and the consequently 
reduced amount left for the support of the inmates, led to the determination 
to commence a building upon ground previously donated for that purpose. 
This, however, like the work itself, in the outset was a venture of faith, 
as, previous to Easter, not a dollar had been raised for this special pur- 
pose. The corner-stone of the Churcli Uome was laid with appropriate serv- 
ices, by the Bishop of the Diocese, on the 0th of April, and at the end 
of three months a house of moderate dimensions was completed and 
re^dy for occupancy. Its value, as rendered by the builder, was estimated at 
$2,500; $1,800 of which was paid for in cash^ and the remainder by donations 
of building materials. A di*bt of $100 only remained at the time of taking 
posticssion (ir)th of July), so that now the Church in Tennessee is in possession 
of an Orphan's Homo, valued at more than $3,000. In view of these facts, 
and ron>idering the weakness of the instruments employed to effect this end, 
may wc^ not say " What hath God wrought "? To Him be the praise and the 
glory thereof. 

An experience of two years has shown the importance of trained Christian 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH HOME. 25 

workwomen or deaoonoases to take care of and direct the internal economy of such 
•a institation as the Home. One such has been found to undertake the work 
In this Diocese, and, after a preparatory training of two years, entered upon her 
duties at the Home, on the 11th of Juno, 1869. Are there none others who 
vill respond to the Church's call, saying, " Hero am I, send me " ? 

By the appointment of the Bishop, the Rev. Mr. Schwrar, Rector of Otey 
Ohapel, has held occasional services, administering the sacraments and render- 
ing such other pastoral ministrations as were needed at the Home. 

Asking from the congregations a continuance and increase of the favor 
ml ready shown, and bespeaking the prayers of the faithful for those who bear the 
burden and heat of the day, we respectfully submit the foregoing to the several 
^u>iigregations of the Western District of this Diocese. 

ASSOCIATE MANAGERS, 

Church Charity Foundation. 

"c" 

DEACONESS' REPORT FOR 1869. 

Slumber of inmates during the year — Adults 19 

Children 42 

Total 61 

number admitted after January Ist, 1809 — Adults 10 

Children 28 

Total 88 

Kamber that have left for other Homes, or adopted since January 

Ist, 1869— Adults 1« 

Children 28 

Total 44 

Baptisms 18 

Deaths 4 

Number at present in the Home 18 

"d" 
teeasuber's report. 
OolUetUma from Parishes of the Western District of the Diocese^ by Managers 
and from Offertories and other sources^ from Ist January ^ 1860 ^ to 1st Jan- 
uary^ 1870. 

CalTary Church, Memphis $400 00 

«« " " to building fund ^ 846 66 —$745 66 

8t. Lazarus" " 867 60 

*« . " ," " to building fund 212 30 — 679 80 

Bt. Mary's Church, Memphis 269 88 

•* " " " to building fund 205 00 — 474 38 

Orace " " 16 50 

«« " « to building fund 16 60— 83 00 

Qteod Shepherd, ** 46 00 






^6t 



-we > 
^600 

:ff-odu( 
-fccy CO 

pose. 
4ce«, I 

of th. 

v-eadv 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF PENSION FUND. 27 

pest year, which have been exceedingly liberal. At tho time of building 
Qome, materials to tho amount of $r)00 or $fiOO were generously contributed, 
iiig tho summer months, also, when business was at its lowest ebb, tho mer- 
its of our city, upon wliuni tin; Associate Manitgors called, rej?p<»ndKl cheor- 
r ; and jis the winter months camo on, tho coal merchants, with equal ijen- 
Ity, gave of their moans. The officers of the M^'mphirsand Charleston rail- 
. havo,aK-(), durinii: tho year, assisted the work most g«*ner<)usly, in allowing 
Manai^ora tho frot* usvr of thoir road at tim:is, and for all purposes in connec- 

with tho Home. 

IVur of th:- city in-urancootfic«'s have also insured thebuilding free of charge- 
ly donations have boon made and much kindness shown liy the residents in 
vicinity of thi* Ilonu', and by tho m"mb<T«i of Otoy Chapel congregation, 
v\\ of which wo havo n-ason to bo devoutly thankful. 

Tho foregoing reports of tho Pro.-^ident, Managers, Deaconess and Troa>urer 
most rospc'ctfully submitt<'d to the Church in tho I)ioce.-.oof Tonnes-^oejby the 

SECRETARY OF THE BOARD. 

Memphis, January, 1870. 



[II.] 

Report of T r k a s r k k r of Pension Fund. 

t&stant Episcopal Pension Fund, Diocese of Tennessee, in account with W. 
B. Miller, Treasurer: 

Dr. Cr. 

^20, 18»59. By bala no* per account rendered this date $1,305 

. 22, 1870. By Mr. C(»l)b, from St. Alban's Mis., Cleveland.. 105 

' 9, *' By Treasurer's subscription 300 

$1,800 

To balance as per ab*>vo statomont $1,800 

By balaneo in hands of Trea.surer $1,800 

Mkmpiiis, May 9th, 1870. 
he Conrrutinn of the. P. E. Cfntrch, Diocr.^e r,f Tninrssfr: 
In rendering account as Tn-asurer of the IVnsion Fund, I beg leave to 
lost that this fund has generally been overlooked, whilst the subject is really 
Py important one, and I doubt not, if projMTly brought to the attention of 
L»arish, not one in the Diocese would object to devoting one ofloring in each 
to the enlarging of tbe fund. 

Very respectfully, W. B. MILLER, Treasurer. 



Report of C o m m i t t f. e on Diocesan Missions. 
Your committee res]>ect fully report that they have examined the resolu- 
« offi-rod and recommend their adoption. They suggest, with regard to the 
nns, that sections 2, 3, 4, .'» and of Canon XIII be repealed, and that tht 
>wing 8*H:tions be adopted in lieu : 



28 APPENDIX. 

Section 2. There shall be two Missionary Committees, each composed of" 
three clergymen and three laymen, to be elected at each Annual Conyention, . 
of which the Bishop shall be ex-officio chairman ; one located at Memphis, to ^ 
take charge of the Mission work in West Tennessee, the other at Nashville, to^ 
take charge of the Mission work in the remainder of the Diocese. They shalLJ 
each elect a Treasurer, who shall receive and disburse moneys collected in their^ 

respective districts for Diocesan Missions, under the direction of the committees 

They shall elect each a Secretary, who shall Ik^ the agent of the committee. 

Skc. 8. That each member of the clergy be recommended to make a col — 
lection each quarter for Diocesan Missions, the proceeds of which shall 
transmitted to the Treasurer of the Committee of his particular district. 

M. S. KOYCE, 

RICHARD MINES, 

J. F. JETT, 

FREDK. W. SMITH. 



Committee. 



[K.] 
Report of Committee on Assessments. 
The Conmiittee on Assessments r«x;ommeud the following assesi«ments oi^ 
the several parishes for the suj)port of the Episcopate, for the ensuing year : 

Calvary Church, Memphis $f>OC^ 

8t. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis 15C# 

St. Lazarus Church, Memphis 30O 

Grace Church, Memphis 30Q 

Church of the Good Shepherd, Memphis 30 

Otey Chapel, Shelby county SO 

Immanuel Church, La Grange 2o 

Trinity Church, Tipton county KK) 

St. Matthew's Church, Covington 25 

St. Thomas Church, Somerville 75 

Zion Church, Brownsville 75 

St. Luk(5's Church, Jackson 160 

St. Jumes' Church, Bolivar 125 

Christ Church, Nashville 450 

Church of the Advent, Nashville 200 

Church of the Holy Trinity, Na&hvillc 50 

St. Ann's Church, Edgefield 76 

Gordon Mission, Xushvilh* 5 

St. Peter's Church, Columbia 110 

Trinity Church, Clarksvillc 250 

Grace Church, Clurksvillo 30 

Church of the Redeoincr, Shelbyvillc 60 

St. Paul's Church, Franklin „ 60 

Church of the Messiah, Pulaski 30 

St. John's Church, Xnoxville 160 

St. Paul's Church, Athens 15 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CANFIELD ORPHAN ASTLUM. 29 

Report on " AaaessmenU " — Continued. 

Amount brought forward $8,460 

XHiuPs Churchy Chattanooga ^..^.......» «....~ -«.... 60 

Augustine Church, University Place 76 

-Allan's Church, Cleveland 26 

iphany Church, North Knoxville 10 

Aggregate $8,020 

The committee also recommend an assessment of ten per cent, on the above 
, to constitute a contingent fund. Also, that the salary of the Bishop for 
' ensuing year be three thoiujand dollars; and all in addition to the above 
rfc, raised by thi» above assessment, be paid toward the reduction of the sum 

i^rrears to the Bifrhop's salary. 

M. S. ROYCE, Chairman, 

Canvield. Colored Orphan Asylum. 

The Committee on the Canfleld Colored Orphan Asylum submit the fol- 
ving report : 

By reference to the journal of the Convention which met in St. James' 
lurch, Bolivar, May Kith, 1806, it will be seen that the Convention a^/ojofcrf 
d Cunfield Colored Orj)han Asylum at Memphis. By reference to the journal 
• 1867, it will be .-^een that the following resolutions were ado]>ted: 

1. That in the several Parishes in the Diocese, the offertory be devoted 
ni-annually to the supjwjrt of the Asylum. 

2. That the clergy be requested to call the attention of their congregations? 
>ecially in the western part of the Diocese, to the Orphan Asylum at Mem- 
ia ; and that they recommend the adoption of the children into church 
allies with a view of bringing them up under church influences. 

In the journal for the year 1809, we find the following language in the 
iortof the Committee on the Cunfield Orphan Asylum: 

" Your Committee find that there is a large and well built brick building 
aveniently located in the suburbs of the city, all completcni and paid for." 

We learn from the same report that only $G00 wa** contributed by the Dio- 
;e for its maintenance, the Bishop of the Diocese donating of this sum $76. 

We find, indeed, that at every Convention of which we have any informa- 
•n, this Asylum has been recommended to the Clergy and Laity, and 
solutions have been adopted commending it as an object worthy of support by 
e Church in this Diocese. And yet, in looking over the reports of the different 
irii^hes, we find that, with two or three exce])tions, the duty enforced by the 
shop and enjoined by resolutions of the Convention, have been entirely neg- 
rUd, 

Your Committee are informed that this property is now in good condition 
id is valued at not less than fifteen thousand dollars($l 5,000). Since the Asylum 
IB been under the control of the church, about four hundrcMl children have 
jen received and have been instructed in their Christian duties, and many of 
lem placed in church families, and from them we have the most encouraging 
iports of their conduct. 



30 APPENDIX. 

From the report of the profiont year, we learn that in addition to cariite^ | 
for the orphans, a colored church free school, nuniberin*5 eighty scholaw, h ^ — ^ 
been in sueccssful operation, and al^o a Sunday-school numbering one hundr^^^ 
Fcholars. 

The children received into this Asylum are baptized, instructe<l in the cat .< 
chi:?m, and are n-^uinHl to attend daily morniniC and evening prayers. Th(_=^ 
are surrounded by all th<' inlluenee.* of a (■hri>tian family, and there can be i^^si 
doubt, as stated in the report, that they will be example^ to ihfir unfortuni^^Ht 
race, and assist in carrying tlm Catholi<* Church to their own pet>plc. 

And now eonn^'* uj) the (luestion, "AV'hat is the duty of this Cimventi^— ^im 
toward this institution, which has accomplished so much thorough church wo ~jrk 
under such embarra.v-iug circumstances ?'' 

The aid heret<»tore given by the United States government, which 1 -msa 
been its main support, has been withdrawn, and if it is to continue the gi -^ 
work, it mu^t !)«• by the aid of the church in this Diocese, with such assistar ■».« 
as can be jirocured from other Diocesrs interested in the holy mL<>ion. 

AVe b«'lieve in the Uoly CMf/uiUc (^ 7/ m/t//, and she plainly teaches that "fa 5 th 
without works is dead," and ju.-'t as plainly that Almighty God is no resjMt- tor 
of iH'r>ons, and that no one who wears the humanity rcnieemed by our Lt. ^^d 
Jesus Chri^t is to be esteemed common or unclean. The G.o.'^pel, as this Chuc*<J" 
hath received the same, nuist be preacln-d to the jxtorj and these people s. »-^* 
among God's poor and must be cared for by Jlis church. 

AVe recommend to the protection of the Groat Head of the Church, a. '^^* 
earnestly entreat for it your j)rai/e}^ti and alnn. 

C. F. COLLIXS, 
KiCU.VKD HlNES, 

Jacob Thompson. 



[M.] 

R E 1» O R T OF THE C M M I T T E K ON THE EDUCATIONAL 1 N S "T ^ 
T U T J O X S OK T U K J) I O C E S E O ¥ T K N N E S ^^ E K . 

Education is power; jiowcr for good ; powrr for evil. When sanetiii«>d aU" 
held in due subordination to tlic Gospel in the Church, it has untold ]M)Wcr tV'- 
good; wlien not thus held in subjection to the Go.-pel, but divorced from it^ 
legitimate n'lation to the *' wisd( m froln on high," it becomes a seriou-s evil^ 
Melvilhi flf^yS •'Educatit>n without religion is like clothing the arm of a niaJ- 
man wiih the momentum of a giant," and cannot fail to <lo great miscliiof. 
This Mge is working out tor itself, in this regard, a uiost unenviable distinction, 
it i^ luTunnng, more and more, thi' era of the reign t>f godk-ss jdiilosophy. In 
this country and in Euro}»e, a widi'-sprcad conspiracy exists, to overturn the 
edilic*! of di vino n-vrlation, and to sul»stitute the teachings of unsanctitied rea- 
son. Hence tlie persistent efforts to dissevi.T education from the religion of 
Jesus; to banisli the Hitdi', the jjrayer-book, the creeds from colleges and 
scho()ls: to do away with thosf te-ts which are designed to k<^ep the human 
mind in meek sul»je<-tion lo the teachini; *)f Holy Scripture; the experiim'nt t'"> 
lay under interdict tho AVord of God, has never failed, can never fail, to bring 
on dirsolation like a Hood ; to extinguish the light of civilization, and reproduce 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 31 

tlie horrid evils of modievalism. Solar light and heat are not bo necessary to 
animal and vegetable life, as is the light of divine revelation %q the life of 
civilization. 

Your committee are most happy to have it in their power to speak in lan- 
^at^e of high admiration and commendation of the educational institutions of 
the Diocese of Tennessee ; we have, for the youth of both sexes within our bor- 
ders, accesis to institutions of high excellence. The University of ihe South, 
located on the Sewanee Mountains, has leaped, as it were, by u sincle bound, 
from a mere germ into vigor and high promise. Commencing a few months 
since* with a handful of pupils, it has filled its rooms to their utmost capacity, 
and been driven to the painful necos^ity of turning away from its doors very 
many who have sought to enter. The rapid progress to prospority must be ac- 
cepted as proof of the felt want among us of just such an institution; aft insti- 
tution that, while it is paying due attention to the cultivati<m of human learn- 
ing, forgets not that the higher and nobler nature denutnds the first care, the 
greater attention. "We commend this noble enterprise not only to thn Church 
for patronage, but for the exercise of an enlarged bounty in its behalf, as well. 
Wliat object of benevolence so inviting, giving equal promise of ample results 
of s^ood from the benefactions of charity? Your committee bespeak for this 
institution the favorable consideration of churchmen every wlu»ro. 

Your committee are highly gratifii.*d at the evident tokens of pro<j)erity 
vouchsafed the Female Institute in Cohimbia, Tenn. This admirable institu- 
tion is under the care of Rev. George Beckett, an educator of females of much 
experience, and of deservedly high reputation. Its location is eminently wisely 
chosen. Columbia contains many advantages as a seat of learning. On the 
acore of healtii, cultivated society, accessib'lity, it richly nn-rits high commen- 
dation. "We would call special attention to the unusual advantage's presented 
by this institution in regard to its extensive and varied apparatus in almost 
every department of science and art. Nowhere, we believe, are all the branches 
•f a solid and liberal education more thoroughly taught than in this institution. 
The Institute has for very many year** been the nursery for the Church of God, 
fearing members in most of the parishes of the Southern Dioceses. The first 
^^'■e is addressed to the moral and religious culture of the pupils there in- 
structed ; scarcely a visitation is made the parish but confirmations from among 
^^^^ pupils of this school are obtained. Of the seventeen recently confirmed in 
Colmii|[)ja^ thirteen were from this institution. Your committee commend, 
'''ith perfect confidence, this institution to the favor, the patronage of the 
• South ; for in patronizing the Columbia Female Institute, Churchmen render 
the cause of Christian education most important service. 

[Signed] JOS. J AS. RIDLEY, D. D.,1 

F. R. HOLEMAN, 

JEFFERSON DAVIS, L /v,«>,»V/.^ 

ALEX. VV. CAMPBELL, '" commtttec. 
J. THOMPSON, 
R. S. EAVELL. 



32 APPENDIX. 

Report of the Treasurer ov the Uniyersitt of t^ 

Sor TH. 

To the Convention of the P. E. Churchy Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee: 

The undemigned, Treasurer for the University of the South, reports f^ 
no funds have come into his hands since last report. The Tennessee bon(3| 
$1,000 n^mains on hand, with some unpaid coupons. 

A. H. Anderson, Esq., General Trcai^urer for the University, rep«> 
receipts from this Diocese as follows : 

St. James, Bolivar $ 31 

St. Paul's, Franklin 7 

St. Augustine, Sewanee 12 i 

Advcmt, Nashville 25 i 

Christ's, Nashville 34 ] 

St. Alban's, Cleveland 4 C 

Trinity, Clarksville IG C 

St. Mary's, Memphis 52 C 

Zion, Brownsville 19 G 

Immanuel, Ltt Grange 14 C 

Otey Chapel, Shelby county 18 I 

ToUil $233 < 

The Treasurer of the fund for this Diocese would most gladly exert i 
influence to enlarge this most sacred object. 

Respectfully submitted, W. B. MILLER, Treasure?; 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 



CnuRcn OP the Advent, Nashville. 
The Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D. LL. D., Rector: 

Baptisms, 7 ; marriages, 8 ; burials, 5 ; confirmations, 12 ; communicants, 92. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Weekly Offertory $ 300 

Special Offertory 1,600 

Kector's residence 1,000 

episcopal Assessment Fund 260 

8,160 

On September 1, 1869, the Right Rev. 0. T. Quintard once more became 
rector of this Church, and through his instrumentality the new church, on 
Vine street, has been so far completed as to have been opened for divine service 
on Blaster Day, 1870. There is still a heavy debt hanging over this parish. 



St. Alban's Mission, Cleveland. 

^^^J9cri of the Mission of St Afban% Cleveland j in the County of Bradley^ for the 
year ending May i, 1870. 

To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn.: 
Congregation — Adults, 24; children, 17; total number of individuals, 
*1. Baptisms — Infants, 1. Communicants — Removed into the parish, 6; re- 
naoved from the parish, 9; present number, 19. Marriages, 1. Burials, 1. 
Public Service«i — On Sundays, 84; on other days, 22; total, 106. Children 
'^techised weekly. Sunday-school — Teachers — Male, 2; female, 4; total, 6. 
Pupila^Male, 11 ; female, 21 ; total, 32. 

COLLKCTIONB. 

Communion Alms $28 77 

^e«kly Offertory 84 40 

$113 17 



34 APPENDIX. 

APPROPRIATED. 

Support of the Episcopate $10 00 

Contingent Fund of Convention 8 80 

Pension Fund (Christnuis collection) 1 05 

Diocesan Mission and Education Fund 4 75 

Domestic and Foreign Mission Society 1 12 

Other purposes 95 46 

1155 17 

Amount of salary clergyman is entitled to receive 40O OO 

Name of the Treasurer of the Parish, J. Alex. Davis. 

The undersigned entered upon his twofold charge, as Missionary at t-li i* 
station, and Principal of the "Masonic Female Institute," on the 1st Septenxl>«^T 
last, since which time he has \r?on diligently engaged, to the be^t of his kno^^l- 
edge and ability, in the various dutiits growing out of his combined calling.-*. 

Whilc he regrets exceedingly th.it he cannot report a more satisfactory 
result of his labors, still he-feels that there is no just cause for discouragem<?n.t:. 
The field is one which pn'-eminently calls for faith and patience, as well aE»^ 
diligence. And he doubts not that tlie Lord of the harvest (whose the work 
is) will in due time permit him to see that lie has not toiled altogether in vaimi. 

The Sunday-school is quite tlourishing,and the small band of communicain."t« 
"are all of one mind, striving togetht»r for the faith of the gospel." Undcsr 
these circumstances, he cannot but feel tlmt the qur^^tion in regard to the futtxTe 
growth of tlie Church in this place is simply one of time. 

The Female Institute now numbers forty pujuls in attendance, with s«>xi3« 
prosp«'ct of increase in the fall. Altho«igh (owing to the conditions of thi- lf»«-==^^) 
it is in no sense a Church school, yet, as it serves to bring a number of impr *:---* =- 
ible young minds moro or less into contact with the Church, so is it, to *=«>»»»'? 
extent at l«-ast, an indirect nutans of promoting tlie Church's advancement. 

R. A. COBB. 



St. Andrew's Chapkl, South CLAUKsvirxE. 

Report of St, Aiuit^ew's C/iapef, ClarksvUle. 
To tho Rt. Rev. C. T. Quixtard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the P. E. ChurcU^ "» 

the Diocese, of Tennessee : 

This jKirish was duly organized on the 15th of October, 18fi9. At; « 
moetini: of iIhj vestry, held January 10th, 1870, the Rev. Samuel Ringgold i*^*" 
calhrd to the rector-hip. At the organization of the i>arish there wore ^^ 
comiiiunicant.- ; 1 has n^moved ; 1 died ; 8 added. Present number, 20. 

Regular service every Sunday morning, except on the first Sunday of t Jt-^*- 
month. vSAMUEL RINGGOLD, Rector. 

St. Ann's CrruRcii, Edcjefield. 

Report of the Parish of St. Ami's Church, Ehiefie.bl^ Davidson county^ for iK- — 

uenr ejufhuf M<ty 11^ JS70. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. QriNTARo, 1). D., LL. D., Bishop of Diocese ofTenn: 

Congregation— Adults, G*J; children, 53. T(^tal, 115. Baptisms — Children*- 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 35 

Communicants— Present number communing, 38; entitled to communion, 
ho have not communed during my rectorship, 47. Burials, 1. Public 8er- 
ices — Sunduyj*, IC; other day^, 10; total, 26. Children catetrhi^od ev(*ry Sun- 
»y- Sunday-school teachorri — Male, 3; female, ft; total 9. Sunday-«;hool 
holar^i, 3»3. Bible-class* niemberH, 11. CatochumenH, 21. 

COLLECTION'S. 

ommunion Alms $20 50 

^'eoklv Otfertorv 29 80 

60 30 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

upport of Episcopate $75 00 

ontingent Fund... 6 00 

^ther purjMwes 70 00 

151 00 

ndebtednes.* of parii^h, about 150 00 

amount of salary 900 00 

Treasurer, Dr. Geo. R. Williamson. 

A lot valued at $000 has boon given for a rectory. The Ladies' Parish. 
-id Society are collecting subscriptions V* build a house, and have purchased, 
*T the use of the rector, furniture for one room. 

Money has btjen collated to repair the Church,- which, D. V., will be done 
itlmut dir'lay. 

The congregations are increasing, and much interest is manifested by the 
>rrkmunicants Others are actively engaged in church work, who have not yet 
eeii confirmed. 

Tho Sunday-school is growing rapidly and is exciting much interest in the 
arij-h. 

For all of which we arc indebted, undnr God, to the earnest love which the 
lumbers of the parish have for Christ and His Church. 

The al)ove report covers only thi* two m<mths of the rectorship of 

F. R. U0LE3IAX, Rertc^r o/ the Parish. 



Calvary Church, Memphis. 

ConL^n-gatitm, 500. Baptiifm-* — Adults 3; infants, 27; total, 30. Con- 
'"'nod, 38. Communicants, alwut 3fX). Marriages, .14. Burials, 28. Sunday- 
:?hf><»l ^^■holar."^, alxnit 140. Sunday-sch<»ol teachrTs, 13. 

l*ublic Services — Tlie church is opcnwl twi^-». m'l'ry Sunday, and on iiio-t of 
'<^ holy days. During L«'nt, twicit a day. S»?rvi(T« on Wi^lne-day and Fri<lay. 

Thii children of the Siuiday-AclKHil are oft«;n «'at»*<'hiH«'(l. Thrir mntribu- 
•"^-s are appnipriated to tlij education of a young rnan fi>r the mini.'^try. A 
***» for their education in singing has been organ izinl, and a t«'ach<T eniploycjd. 

I cannot .>peak too highlv of th«' promptnM>s with which the la<Hes of this 

■"ifth resjKmd to every call madi; upon them to advance the cause of th<> ('hurch. 

*^'>' have organizMl a society for Chun.-h purposes, and have now in the handfl 

"Hieir Treasurer a considerable amount. Their efforts in cfillei'ting money U) 



36 APPENDIX. 

redeem the former residence of Bishop Quintard have been indefatigable, ai 
it is hoped will be successful. In addition to the amount which they ha' 
collected in private, and paid to a gentleman authorized to receive the sain 
they have placed in the hands of the rector of this parish, for the above nu 
po^e, $301.75, which amount is deposited in bank. In the Church Home thi 
continue to take a deep interest. 

Subscriptions for the erection of a new church have been obtained amouE 
ing to over $19,000. 

According to the report of the Treasurer handed to mo, the total amou 
of receipts of this parish for the Conventional year is $5,798 93. Communi< 
offerings and collections for special purposes not included in Treasurer's repoi 
$713.17; the mo?t of which has been appropriated to Foreign, Domestic ai 
Diocesan Missions, Mr. Vaulx's mission, Sunday-school library, the Chun 
Home, the poor and strangers, and to other purposes of charity. Clergymai 
salary, $3,000. 
Treasurer of parish, W. B. Hamlin, Esq. 

GEORGE WHITE, Rector. 



Christ Church, Nashville. 

Rfiporl of the Parish of Christ Churchy in the County of Daviilson^ for the ye 
ending April IS, 1870. 

To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Ten. 
Baptisms — Adults, 8; infants, 19; total, 27. Confirmed, 10. Communicants 
Added anew, 12; removed into th(.' parish, IC; removed from the parish, 3 
died, 6; present number, 210. Marriug«\s, 10. Burials, 17. Public Service* 
On Sundays, 3 ; on other days, 48 ; generally 2 a day during Passion Week, ai 
2 a week during Lont; total, 210. Children Cateehisod — Number of times, I 
Sunday-.'^c-hools — Teachers — Male, ; female, 17 ; total, 22. Pupils — Male, 7( 
female, 89 ; total, loO. Bible Clan's— Members, 8. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms $352 OG 

Weekly Otfertory 580 37 

942 S 

APPROPRIATED. 

Support of the Episcopate $ 400 00 

Contini;(»nt Fund of Convention 56 00 

Diocesan Mission and Educational Fund for Miss, of South... 34 10 

Other ])urposes 4,040 75 

4,581 ; 

Amount of indt-bt^xlness of the parish 1,000 ( 

Amount of salarj cleri^yman is entitled to receive 2,500 i 

Arrears of salary 826 ( 

Nam« of the treasurer of the parish, S. M. D. Clark. 

WM. J. ELLIS, Rector. 



parochial reports. 37 

Parish op the Epiphany, North Knoxville. 
Preeent number of communicants, 18. Baptisms — Adults, 2 ; infants, 2 ; 
total, 4. Marriage,!. Burials, 8. Confirmations, 2; ready for confirmation, 
8. Sunday-school — Teachers, 8 ; scholars, 40. Parish school (self sustaining), 28. 
^Episcopate assessment, $10. 

The Rev. Dr. Humes officiates here regularly every Sunday, and the steady 
hopeful condition of the parish is owing chiefly to his paternal care. 

WILLIAM* MOWBRAY. 



Grace Church, Memphis. 

Itcjyc^ri of the Parish of Grace ChurcJi^ Memphis^ Shelby county^ for the year 

ending May 11^ 1870. 
Xo tlie Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of 
Tennessee: 

Congregation— Adults, 400; children, 200. Total, 600. Baptisms— Adults, 
12; infants, 20. Total, 32. Confirmed, 34. Communicants— Added anew, 84 ; 
X>iijtcl, 3. ProBcnt Number, 247. Marriages, 5. Burials, 6. Public services — On 
Sviixdays, 53 ; other days, 93. Total, 148. Sunday-school — Teachers, male, 5 ; 
foTiiale, 16. Total, 20. Sunday-school — Pupils, male, 47 ; female, 83. Total, 
ISO. 

C0LLKCTI0N8. 

Communion Alms $126 60 

Weekly Offertory 862 41 

$488 91 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of Episcopate $ 200 00 

Contingent Fund of Convention 16 00 

Diocesan Mission and Education Fund 60 00 

Domestic Mission 40 00 

Foreign Mission 26 62 

Other purposes 1100 00 

$2794 62 

Amount of indebtedness of the parish, about 1200 00 

Amount of salary clergymen is entitled to receive 2000 00 

H. T. LEMMON, Treasurer. 



Grace Church, Montgomery County. 

Report of Grace Churchy Montgomery county. 

^^ tHo Rt. Rev. C. T. Qthntard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the P. E. Church, in 

^^^ Diocese of Tennessee : • 

Tills parish was duly organized on the 4th of November, 1869, and at a 

"^^^"ting of the Vestry, held the same day, the Rev. Samuel Ringgold was 

^*^itnou8ly elected rector. At the organization of the parish there were 19 



38 APPENDIX. 

coTnmunicants, 8 males and 11 females; 2 have been added since, 
number, 21. 

I hold regular service for this parish twice a month. 

SAMUEL RINGGOLD, Ree 



CnuKCU OF TUE Good Shepherd, Memphis. 

Report of the Aasoiiaic Mission of the Good Shepherd^ Shelby Coum 

ncssecj for the year cfidiny May II, 1S70, 
To the Kt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, I). D. LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese oj 

Congregation — Families, 50; individuals, 200. Baptisms — Ad 
children, 40; total, 45. Confirmed, 11. Comniunieunts, 75. Marri 
Burials, 10. Public Sorviceii — Daily morning and evening prayers 
Church. Iloly Communion every Sunday and lloly Day. throughout 1 
(daily during Holy Wei-k ) ; three services every Sunday, and durir 
four services daily. Sunday-school — Teachers, male, G ; lemalcs, G ; t 
Sunday School children, about 170. Parish School children, 30. 1 
weekly oflfertory, $8; which is the salary given to the clergyman. 

Amount of indebtedness of the Church, $700. Money on hand — I 
Fund, $31 ; for sacred vessels of the Iloly Euchari.st, $8U; Mission Fui 

CANFIELD COLORED ORPHAN ASYLUM. 

Report of the Canfield Cofo^rerl Ojphan Asylum, from the 1st of Xovcinhi 
to 1st of Mayj IS70. 

The past year has been one of trial to tho^e engaged in the can 
Asylum. The Government has withdrawn all aitl, which has hitherto 
nmin support. The ])enev<>lent persons at the North, who have boon 
the Asylum, feel that it is time the Church of Tennt-sMic should assi 
expense of supporting it. Tho present Warden lins roj^orted to almo 
means of obtaining supjwrt for the helpless children, and thanks God for 
inclined the hearts of the people to help them. 

The Asylum has received from all sources $504 01, all of which h 
expendtfd ; some has been used to pay debts contracted before the 
Warden came in charge. Tliere has been received many donations of c 
etc. The present indebtedness is $251 50, which delit the Warden 1. 
forced to contract to procure the necessaries of life. One hundred 
are needed for rei)airs. 

In addition to caring for the orjihans, a free Church school for 
children, numbering eighty ]uipils, has been in successful «.»]>eration, an 
Sunday-school, numbering one hundred scholars. Five jM-rsons ha' 
oaptized by the Rev. J. J. Vaulx, the Chaplain. Nine (»rphans hav 
received, and seven given out ; the present number of inmates is eighto( 

The health of the inmates has been remarkably good ; but on 
occuring, anfl that of a child brought sick to the Asylum. 

The children are baptized as th<^y are reccivi?d. and ar(! taught the 
Catechism. All the children are required to bei)resent at morning and < 
prayer, and they are surrounded by a Christian family. It is hoped th] 



1>AR0CHIAL REPORTS. 39 

they leave tho Asylum thoy will be examploa to their unfortunate race, and will 
as£*ijst in carrying the church among the j->cople. 

God has helped us in the past, and we have Him alone to look for help in 
th «£? future. 

REFUGE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD. 

Report of receipts and disbursements, tojjether with the number of persons 
aidtf^ by the Refuge of the Good Shepherd, from October, 18G0, to May lOtli 
18 — C. 

RECEIPTS. 

October, 1869 $ 40 56 

N"<3"vember, " 46 05 

Doc-^ember, " 48 50 

Ji«.xiuary, 1870 57 07 

Fc^T^ruary, " 63 37 

Mj^Tch, " 27 76 

^Vpfcxil, " 39 60 

^ra-y, " 13 66 



Totel $831 57 



DLSBrRSEMEXTS. 

Total $846 13 



H»eceipts -, 831 57 

t>eficiency mot by Chaplain and Warden 14 55 

$346 12 
Total number of persons received 780 

TRADE OR PROFESSION. 

Laborers 282 Farmers *. 25 

Sailors 145 Mucous 10 

Midlers 6 Unknown 5 

School Teachers 8 Bricklayers 24 

Accountants 10 Shoemakers 10 

^^octor 1 Book-hinder I 

^'•uggist 1 Waiter? ' 10 

^^I'pcnters 25 Bakers 12 

**'"ooiii-maker 1 Grooms ^8 

^^prcss Driver 1 Portur* 50 

^^i'xters 30 Tobacco Manufacturer 1 

"inters 10 Plasterers 4 

Macliinibts 60 

Total 730 

Tho Warden of tho Refuge desires in hi> report to give a short account of 
*^ VFork: 

The City Council granted a part of the Exchange block for tliis purpose, 
■^^oh was fitted up ; one part as the Warden's office, another part as a school 
^^^*Ja, a kitchen, and a large bed room to accommodate forty men. 



40 APPENDIX. 

At the least eight hundred persons must have received shelter, although 
only seven hundred and fifty names are registered. Through pressure of other 
work the register was not kept with the regularity it ought to have hccn. 

The inmatos are required to obey the rules laid down. They are only 
allowed to remain two nights, unless in case of sickneus, when a longer time is 
granted. Prayers are said each night before going to bed, and each inmate seen 
separately by the "Warden. 

Persons of all professions, of all shades of religious opinion, and of all 
states of education, from the most illiterate to the most finished scholar, have 
been received. Many sad and pitiful tales of distress, of thoughtlessness and 
sin has been listened to by the Warden, and it is hoped that although the 
accommodation has been rough, it has been of benefit to the souls and bodies ol 
the wayfaring man, the homeless and the friendless. 

Nearly two hundred persons have been fed and nursed in times of sickness 
Many destitute of clothing have received help as far as our gifts would allow 
On New- Year's eve a supper was provided (chiefly through donations of food 
from charitable persons); twenty-seven men sat down. After supper the school 
children of the Parish School of the Good Shepherd sang some Christmac 
carols ; then, after prayers by the Chaplain (Rev. J. J. Yaulx), all retired to rest, 
we hope with good intentions of trying to spend the new year better than the 
one passing away. 

The Refuge is now closed. The City Council have taken away the building, 
they wishing to rent it. The Refuge has now no home, or any funds on hand; 
but, thanks be to God, we are not in debt. 

The thanks of the "Warden are due to many generous persons for theii 
liberal aid, during the past winter. May God's blessing attend them. 

The parishioners of St. Marj-'s and St. Lazarus' have done much for us ; 
the Sunday and day school children of the Church of the Good Shepherd have 
given us much help. Without all this it would have been impossible to have 
carried on the work. 

In conclusion, the Warden heartily commends this little work of Christian 
charity to Almighty God and the careful consideration of the Church. 

May 10th, 1870. 

ST. ANDREW'S MISSION. 

This was opened on the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul (Janaari 
25th, 1870). 

Number of children in day school 2- 

Number in night school 1< 

Every Friday and every Sunday evening Church service, with sermon bj 
the Rev. J. J. Vaulx. 

AttoiKlaiic<:', both in the school and at services, better than expected. 

This work will require much patience and toil to make it a success. 

ST. savior's mission, rose HILL, SUELBY COUNTY. 
The corner stone of the Chapel School was laid on St. Bartholomew' 
Day (August 24th, 18G9), by the Superior of the Mission, in the presence o 
nearly five hundred persons. The day and Sunday-schools were opened ii 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 41 

SeptembeFi when the present Warden, Mr. William Magoffin, was placed in 
charge. 

The namber of papils who have attended the day school, 82; Sunday- 
school, 88. Teachers, 6. Baptisms, 2. Confirmations, 2. Communicants, 6. 

'rhe neighborhood in which this Mission is situated is almost entirely 
composed of Methodists. Very few of them had ever heard the Church service 
before our first service there, last summer. These persons have, themselves 
built for us a school house, which is used as well for Divine worship. True, the 
building is not a very costly one — a simple shell, not lathed or plastered ; built 
of undressed lumber, and not painted. Yet, with God's blessing on it, the 
2ilis6ion bids £Eiir to be a very prosperous one. 

CONCLUDING REMARKS. 
The foregoing are the works of the Associate Mission of the Good Shep- 
lierd. The Mission was organized last fall into an asssociate work. It consists 
of a body of workers and a council. The workers, or those who give themselves 
entirely to the Church work, are seven. Unfortunately only one of them is in 
holy orders (the former priest in charge of the Mission now known as the 
.^LBSociate Mission). Mr. James Lyon, who with his wife has charge of the 
CZ/anfleld Colored Orphan Asylum ; Edward Wickens, "Warden of the Refuge 
s^nd St. Andrew's Mission ; Mr. William Magoffin, Warden of the St. Saviors 
^fission ; Miss E. L. Worthington, teacher in St. Andrew's School, and Miss A 
C^rside, teacher in the School of the Good Shepherd. 

The Council consists of the male workers and a number of laymen, whose 
office it is to assist, so far as possible, in managing the temporal affairs of tho 
^f iasion, and to counsel and advise on other matters, when necessary. 

The Associate Mission believe that the best way to promote the Church, or 
i-ather, to make staunch, good churchmen, is to get hold of the young and train 
'ttem daily in the ways of our holy religion. In other words, we do not think 
tiiat as a Church we should teach religion on Sundays and not on other days. 
3Ioreoyer, we believe that if proper steps were taken, in almost every neigh- 
Iwrhood in this large Diocese, lands could bo secured and schools established, 
^which would be almost self-supporting from the start. 

Mr. Thomas I. Davey is Treasurer, and Edwin Wickens is the Secretary to 
the Mission. 

We commend our work, with all itj imperfections, to God, and beg your 
prayers and blessing on it. 

JAMES J. VAULX, 
SujieHor of Associate Mission. 



Holy Trinity Cuurch, Nashville. 

Report of the Parish of the Church of the Holy Trinity^ Nashville^ for the 
year ending May llj 1S70. 

To the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Tennessee : 

The condition of the parish is much the same as at the last report. The 
rector has been absent for over four months, and has had no opportunity to 
compile the usual statistics. M. S. ROYCE, Rector. 



42 appendix. 

Immanuel Cuurch, La Grange. 

Baptisms — Children, 8. Commiinicaiits, last report, 48 ; error in last ^ 
port, 2 ; removed into the parish, 3. Total, 53. Removed from the parish, 
died, 1 ; dropped, 1. Total, 10. Present numher, 43. Burials, 2. Sunda— 
school — Teachers, 4 ; pupils, 20. Services on the third and fourth Sundays 
each month. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms $ 46 87 

Special offering for the University of the South » 14 00 

Other offerings 170 90 

$231 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Contingent Assessment $ 2 00 

Episcopate Assessment 25 00 

Rector's Salary (with hoard) 174 27 

University of the South 14 00 . 

Other purposes IG 50 

$231 

Treasurer, William A. Houston. 

I resigned this Parish on St. Mark's Day, April 25, 1870, in order to^devcc 
more time to the Church Home at Buntyn Station. 

J. M. SCHWRAR, Rector. 



St. James' Cihrcii, Bolivar. 

Bcjuyrt of t/ie Parish of Si. Jamm^ f'/iurch, BoHrar^ Hardeman cwmiy, for t 
year enillug May 11, 1S70. 

To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese 

Tennessee : 

Congregation — Adults, 80 ; children, 70; total numher of individuals, W 

.Baptisms — Adults, 7 ; infant>. 10; total, 17*. Communicants — Removed froi 

he parish, 5 ; died, 3 ; ])resent numh«^r, 00, white. Marriages, 4. Burials, ' 

Public Service^ — On Sundays, 127; on other days, 126; total, 253. Childre 

Cat<M'hised — Xumber of times, 0. Sunday->chool — Teachers — Male, ; femalt 

0; total, 15. Pupils — Male, 25; femah'.2C; total, 51. Bible Class — Members, 1( 

COL LKrT IONS. 

Communion Alms $ 53 

W.tklv OnVrtorv 140 

$ Ifl 

APPROPRIATED. 

Sup])ort of tin- Episcopate 100 

Contingent fun<l of Convention 8 

Domestic Mission 15 

F-»n'ign Mis-ion 10 

Othrr purposes 109 

24 

Am<»untof salary clergyman is entillvd to receive 1,0C 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 43 

'^me of the treasurer of the parish, Jerome Hill. 

^ew church heing built. Services at present held in Court-house. 

W. C. GKAY, RecUyr, 



St. James' Church, Greeneville. 

Communicants (present number), 16. Confirmations (ready for),, 4. 
^Unday-school — Teachers, 6; scholars, 30. 

Officiate here once each month. The Holy Communion has been admin- 
istered here three times during the last year. 

Jonesboro, Morristown and Loudon, and other interesting Missionary 
^•tations, have received my attention during the past j'ear, but my present illness 
I~fcTe vents me fW>m making a full report of the work done. 

WILLIAM MOWBRAY. 

St. John's Church, Ashwood. 

.^iepori of the Parish of St. Johns Church, Ashwood, Maury county, for the year 

ending May 11, 1870. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of t/ie Diocese of 
Tennessee: 

Congregation-^Adults, 20 ; children, 10. Total, 36. Confirmed, 2. Com- 
vnunicants — Added anew, 2 ; died, 1 ; present number, 14. Burials, 1. Public 
*aer vices — On Sundays, 30; on other days, 2. Total, 32. 

C0LLKCTI0N8. 

Communion Alms $ 12 00 

Weekly Oifertory 203 66 

$215 66 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of the Episcopate $ 15 00 

Bepniring Church building, and other purposes 216 35 

Amount of salary clergyman is entitled to receive 300 00 

Name of treasurer, H. C. Yeatman. 

H. DUNLOP, Minister in Charge. 



St. Lazarus Church, Memphis. 

/Report of the Parish of St. Lazarus Church, ifi Memphis, iw the County of Shelby, 

for tite year ending May 10, 1870. 

To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn.: 

Congregation — Adults, 278; children, 131; total number of individuals, 

^^^- Baptisms— Adults, 7 ; infants, 15 ; total, 22. Confirmed, 28. Communi- 

cants^ — Added anew, 37; removed into the parish, 14; removed from the parish, 

*^ 5 clied, 2; present number, 102. Marriages, 7. Burials, 15. Public services 

~^«> Sundays, 104; on other days, 147; total, 251. Children catechised— 

-^ ^**^ber of times, 24. Sunday-school teachers — male, 5; female, 6; total, 11. 

■^^I^ilft— Male, 30 ; female, 58 ; total, 88. 



44 APPENDIX. 

COLLSCTIOKS. 

Communion Alms $ 216 60 

Weekly Offertory 441 64 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of the Episcopate § 300 00 

Contingent Fund of Convention 24 00 

Diocesan Missionary and Education Fund 65 80 

Other purposes 4,490 89 

Amount of salary clerjjynian is entitled to receive ." 2,000 00 

Name of the treasurer of the parish, "VV. F. Boyle, Esq. 

J. T. WHEAT, Rector, 



St. Luke's Church, Jackson. 

Report of the Parish of St. Liikc^s C/nirc/ij Jackson ^ for the yenr ending Mc^^ 

13, 1S7U. 
To the Rt. Rov. T. C. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Teupi - 

Numher of families, 45. Communicant*, 110. Baptisms — Infants. T - 
adults, 3. Total, 10. Confirmations — A small class awaiting the visitation o^ 
tlie Bishop. Marriages, 6. Burials, 4. Sunday-school — Teacliers, 6 ; scholars, 25. 

appropriations. 

Support of Episcopate and Contingent fund $150 00 

Alms 15 00 

Tuwards Rector's support, say 750 00 

Other current expenses, say 150 00 

In addition, for new chancel 1800 00 

Carpets, «&c 200 00 

$2000 00 

Name of treasurer of parish, J. C. Pybas. 

"^JOHN A. UARRISON, Rector. 



St. Mauks Church, Williamsport. 

Report of the Parish of St. Marks Church, WUliatfUijxjrt, Mauiy county ^ for thi 

year ending May, 1S70. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. 1)., Bishop of the Diocese of Tntn: 
Congregation — Adults, 25 ; children, 10. Total, 35. Baptisms — Infants, 4. 
Communicants — Added anew, 1 ; i)rcsout numher, 10. Burials, 1. Public ser- 
vices — On Sundays, 20. 

appropriations. 

Support of Ei»iseopate $10 00 

Contingent Fund of Couveutiun 1 00 

Amount of salary clergymen is entitled to receive 200 00 

H. DUNLOP, Minister in Charge. 



parochial reports. 45 

St. Mart's Cathedral, Memphis. 

tyixyri of the Parish of St. Mary*8 Cathedral^ in MemphU^ in the County of 

Shelby y for the year ending May 10^ 1870, 
> t-lie Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of tJie Diocese of Tmn.: 
Baptisms — ^AduIts, 5; children, 16; total, 21. Confirmed, 5, Communi- 
z^'t^, about 70. Marriages, 4. Burials, 6. Public services — On Sundays, Holy 
>mmunion, Sunday-school, morning and evening prayer. The Holy Com- 
L2in.ions is administered on nearly all the Holy days of the Church. Dully 
oming, and evening prayer throughout the year ; total, 782. Sunday-school 
AC^liers, 5 ; pupils, 80. 

ipport of the Episcopate $ 800 00 

oxLtingent Fund 24 00 

tiiarch Home 544 00 

.ssociate Mission of the Good Shepherd 32 00 

'iiiversity of the South 52 00 

Ciclnight Mission of New York 20 00 

r«.**hotah Theological Seminary— Notes, $600 ; cosh, $36 686 00 

^'pairs on church 100 00 

^^ount of the indebtedness of the parish, about 8,000 00 

'^^ount of salary clergyman is entitled to receive 

^oceeds of offertory this year 560 51 

^roars of salary, about 1,850 00 

^ame of the treasurer of the parish, Peter Wager. 

I beg leave in this public manner to return my sincere thanks for a present 
^120, last Christmas day, from my parishioners. God's lovini; kindness and 
•"o^' have followed mo all the days of my life, and to Him be all honor and 
**'^"^, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

RICHARD niNES, Dean. 



St. Matthew's Church, Covington. 

Report of St. Matthew's Church, Covington. 
'tlie Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., BUho^p if the Diocese of Tenn.: 
Baptisms — Infants, 2; adults, 1 ; total, 8. Communicants, 22. Burials, 2. 

COLLECTIONS. 

^^rimunion Offerings S 25 85 

>P^cial Collections 180 69 

8156 04 

A1»PB0PRIATI0N8. 

Clergyman's salary ., 156 04 

Treasurer of the parish, William Hamilton. 

There is much needed in this jmrish a resident pastitr. I believe, with God's 
2)/essing, he could soon make it a flourishing jiarLsh. 

C. F. COLLI>'S, Priest in Charge. 



46 appendix. 

The Mission of McMjnnville. 

BcfToH of the Mission in McMinnvilU, in the Countt/ of Warren^ from Oeto^^^"^ 

3, 1SG9, to May 6, 1S70, 
To the Rt. Rov. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn, ^- ' 
Coiiirroiration— Adult", 20; children, 25; total number of individuals, 4^^^' 
Contlrniod. 1. Cominunicuntft — Added unow. 1 ; removed into the parish,! 
removed from the parish, 1; present number, 10. Public Service!*— Oi^=^ 
Sundays, 42; ou other days, 5; total, 47. Children Catechised — Nunibi»ro^Mi 

tinioij, 10. Sunday-school— Teachers — Male, 3, female, 2; total, 6. Pujiil^ 

Muh.', 15; female, 18; total, 33. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion alms ^ $10 75 

Weekly Offertorv 28 11 

44 8tJS 

F. L. KNIGHT, Missiojiary. 



Otey Chapel, Shklby County. 

Jirport of Otey Chajuf. SheWy county^ for the year ending May, 1S70. 
B!i])tisms — Infauls, 5. Communicants — Last report, 28 ; removed into tlM 
pari::h, 2; removed from the parish, 5; died, 2; present number, 23. Marriage- 
— White, 2 ; colored, 3 ; total, 5. Burials, 2. Service on the first and secon— 
Sunday mornings of the month. 

COLLKCTIONS. 

Communion Alms $ 22 00 

UllVrinj,^ for the University of the South 18 55 

Other Otn-rinirs * 213 26 

$254 -? 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Coniiiii^cnt Assessment $ 2 40 

EjiixM-pate Assessment 30 00 

Univ.Tr^ity of the South 18 55 

Rector"^ Salary (with board) 201 51 

Otht-r j.iirpo'ies 2 25 

254 % 

Since la-t September T have otHoiated at the Church Home, at Bunlyn - 
Station, on the seoon<l Sunday afternoon of each month, and on an occasion* 
llfth Sunday m<»rninLr ; have baptized two infants, and have pfiven the Hon^ 
as inueh pa.-toral attention as other eni^ai^ements would permit. Having 
siij:ni'd thf j.arish (>t' La Granite, I intend, the Lord willing, to devote th 
second and fourtli Sundays of the month to the Church Home, and the fir 
and third to Otev Chapel. 

J. 31. SCHWRAR, Priest in Charye. 



parochial reports. 47 

St. Paul's Church, Athens. 

Rej[»€>rt of the Pariah of St. PauVs Churchy in Athens^ in the County of MeMinn, 

for the year ending May i, 1870. 
To tlie Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tmn.: 
Baptisms — Adults, 2; infants, 10; total, 12. Communicants, about 16. 
PuWic services, 60. Children catechised monthly. Sunday-school teachers — 
Bf&le, 1 ; female, 1 ; total, 2. Pupils, about 10. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms $ 88 86 

APPROPRIATED. 

Support of the Episcopate $15 00 

Otlier purposes 18 85 

88 85 

Amount of salary clergyman is entitled to receive 100 00 

Name of the treasurer of the parish, Thomas J. Dement. 

This parish was left vacant by the resignation of the Rev. TV. Mitchell, in 

(October, 1869. Since November, the undersigned has been giving the parish 

one Sunday in each month, for the purpose of administering the communion, 

eto. He regrets that circumstances have prevented him from making out as 

"'U and complete a report as the form required. The congregation is small, 

^^^ the parish very weak, .but there is much in the surroundings to encourage 

too effort they are making to maintain regular services. 

^ost of the public services and baptisms reported above were performed 
^y tlxe Rev. Mr. Mitchell. 

R. A. COBB, Missionary iji Charge. 



St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga. 

'^^f^ort of the Parish of St. Paul's Churchy in Chattanooga^ in the Cuonty of 

Hamilton f for the year ending Easter, 1870. 
^o tlie Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn.: 
Baptisms — Adults, 4 ; infants, 6 ; total, 10. Conflrraod, 10. Communicants — 
•"^sent number, 66. Marriages, 2. Burials, 9. Sunday-school — Teachers — 
^2 ; pupils, 80. Parish day school — Teachers, 2 ; pupils, 64. 

APPR0PRLA.TED. 

^^pport of the Episcopate S 100 00 

^^ocesan Mission and Education Fund 13 70 

^^ther purposes 2,200 00 

S 2,318 70 

•^iiount of salary clergyman is entitled to receive 1,200 00 

^'^ears of salary 800 00 

■^*ine of the Treasurer of the parish. Charles Sundquist. 

Of the sum of $2,200 above, $1,300 were expended in building parish 
*^"<H>1, and making repairs. , 

WM. MOWBRAY, Rector. 



48 appendix. 

St. Paul's Parish, Ciiattanoooa. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL D.: 

Communicants — Present number, 60. Baptisms — Adults, 4; infants , C; 
total, 10. Buried, 9. Marriages, 2. Sunday-school — Teachers, 12; schc^lurs, 
80. Confirmations, 10. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Annual collection for Diocesan Missions $ 13 70 

Diocese assessment for la.st year 100 00 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

During the j^oar on parish improvements and expenses, about.... 1,800 00 

Rector's salary 1,200 00 

Parish school 64 00 

The Ladies' Industrial Society hiis rendered most efficient aid, and thi 
rector hereby acknowledges it an indispensable adjunct to the growth of tb( 
]mrish. 

WM. MOWBRAY. 

St. Paul's Church, Franklin. 

Repo7-t of the Parish of St. PauVa Church, Franklin, WilUarnson county, for ifu 

ten nuniths ending May Sth, 1S70. 
To the Rt. Rev. C T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tenn : 
Congregation — Adults, 46; children, 15. Total, CO. Baptisms — Adults, 
7; childri'n, 11. Total, 18. Confirmed, 11. Communicants — Added anew, 9 ; 
removed intu the parish, 4; removed from the parish. 1 ; died, 1; present 
number, 31>. Burials, 1. Public service:? — On Sundays, 70; other days, 58; 
total, 128. Cbildren catechised, number of times, 35. Sunday-school — Teacher.*, 
2 ; pupils, 13. Bible class, 12. 

« COLLECTIONS. 

From the Offertory $478 42 

Bishop 100 00 

$573 42 

Support of Episcopate $ 25 00 

Contingent Fund 3 00 

Domestic Missions 4 00 

University of the South 7 40 

Purchase of fuel 11 00 

$C24 52 

The parish is not in debt. The amount of rector's salary depends on the 

offertory. 

The j>ari.>h luis an accuinub\ting fund f<jr the restoration and improvement 
of the Church, wliitth now amounts to §1,212. In addition, the parish has 
been presonlod with f<»nr vacant lots in the "Addition to Nashville," which 
may be sold in aid of the same fund. 

The ladies of the parish are organized int<i a Parish Aid Society, which is 
now engagf'd in gathering funds for the purchase of an organ. 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 49 

During the autumn of last year, serTicee were held at Spring Hill, Maury 
unty, fortnightly, on Wednesday nights. 

Banning with August last, services have hold on the fouth Sunday of 
•h month, at Triune, where, by God's blessing, much good may bo accom- 
»hed. 

E. BRADLEY, Rector, 
Fbanklin, May 9, 1870. 



St. Peter's Church, Columbia. 

**>rt of the Paris!, of St Peter's Churchy in Columbia^ in the County of Maury 

for the year entilng Aprils 1870. 
tlie Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of the Dioeeife of Tenn.: 
Baptisms — ^Adults, 4; infants, 11; total, 16. Confirmed, 17. Communi- 
it*< — Added anew, 17; removed from the parish, 18; died, 2; present number, 
l>. Marriages, 8. Burials, 2. Public services — On Sundays, 83^; on other 
ys, 84; total, 117. Sunday-school teachers — Male, 3; female, 7; total, 10. 
upilr — Male, 19; female, 48; total, 67. 

COLLECTIONS. 

ommunion Alms 3 ^X) 44 

Teeklv Offertorv V2*J /JO 

$180 91 

APPBOPRIATIOXS. 

ipp^»rt of the Episcopate 100 00 

>ntin!r'?nt Fund of Convention 8 00 

ome!*tic Missions 81 80 

jreign MisMons — 11 fX) 

Lh«»r purposes - 434 W) 

mount of indebtedness of the y^arish l.V> Wj 

Xame of the treasurer nf the parish, John Baird. 

GEO. BECKETT, lUrJor. 



RAVENSf-HOtT ChAI'EL. 
Repfrri *f Rnrentfer'fi f'tf^j^lior fh*' ytnr *P»1'infi M*iy. lf<70, 
J the Rt. Rev. C. T. QuiyTAKD. D. I).. LL. I)., Is-Jrhop *,f fU J/ojc^^, r,f T'.nf.: 
Baptisms — Iii fan t?. whiter. 1 . ^'■^^fr^■'i. 3: V^tal, 4. Buriul-. 4. I>i'-d, 2 
•e?ent number — white. 15: e^/.'.-r-'i. I-j: t//Ul, ^). 

'.' LLS>.TI05p. 

>mmuniori Offerings- ?10 i^) 

AP/'E'I'fcJATIO.V-. 

lergyraan 5 .Salary -..-..-....-..^ 10 f^t 

r. F. COLLIN.T. /'/->>*< in Chory^i. 



50 appendix. 

St. Thomas' Church, Somerville. 

Report of St Thomas^ Churchy Somervilie, Fayette county j Tennessee^ to the €Jon^ 

• vmtion of t?te P. E. Churchy lS70Jrom Jxine, 1SG7, to Easter^ 1869. 
To the Rt. Rev. 0. T. Ql'INTARD, D. D., LL. D., Bishojt of Tennessee: 

Baptisms — Adults, 23; infants, 54, toUil, 77. Communicants — Added, 43; 
present number, deducting deaths and removals, about 72. Burial.*;, 11. 
Marriages. 5. Public services twice each Sunday, and 1 each week, during two 
and a half years. Catechisms one each Sunday. Sunday-school — Teachers (axi 
average), G; pupils (an average), 40; total, 40. Confirmations, 39. 

COLLECTIOXS. 

1807 to Easter, 1868 , $759 

18C8 to Easter, 1809 298 

1809 to Advent, from Easter 109 

$1.24C:- 

The writer resigned this parish in order to accept a call to Zion Church;*^*' 
Brow^nsville, on Advent Sunday, last year. All its memories are to the highcst^-^ 
degree gratifying, with the exception of the burials of those very dear friends, •• 
L. M. Scott, Escj., Judge J. C. Humphrie,<«, Dr. W. R. Johns, Mrs. Jo.<ephine 
Brown and others. May the Great Head of the Church, in His good time raise 
up for this parish a ptistor, faithful and true. 

J. J. RIDLEY, Recently Rector. 



Trinity Church, Tipton County. 

Report of Trinity Church, Tipton coantu, for the year aiding May, 1S70. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D.: 

Bapti?imrt — Adults, 1 ; infants, 3 ; total, 4. Communicants — Removed into 
the parish, 3 ; romoved from the pari^li, 1 ; died, 2 ; present number — A\niito,58; 
colored, 40; total, 98. Marriagr-s — White, o; colored, 2; total, 7. Burials, 8, 

COLLECTIONS. 

Communion Alms S 25 00 

Special Collections 138 00 

$103 00 

ArPROPRlATTONS. 

Suj)port of the Episco]>nte $100 00 

ContingiMit Fund of Convention 8 00 

BishopV Traveling Exj^enses 25 00 

Church Hume 5 00 

Other ].urpo.s«s 25 (X) 

163 00 

Treasurer of the j)ari>h, J. P. Jett. 

This parish is in a more ]iro-=iperous condition than at any previous time. 1 
expect to present a large class for confirmation at your next visitation. The 
now church building, the foundation >tone of which was laid in December last, 
will probably be com])leted by the l^t of Sojitcuiber next. 

C. F. COLLINS, Priest in Charge. 



parochial reports. 51 

Trinity Church, Winchester. 

Report of the Parish of Trinity Churchy in Winchester ^ in the County of Franklin j 

for the year ending May, 1870. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintabd, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee: 

Con^ogation — Familios and parts of familioa, 14 ; adults, 40 ; children, 85 ; 
total number of individuals, 75. Confirmed, 2. Communicants; — Added anew, 
6; removed into the parish, 3; removed from parish, 1; present Auml)er, 30. 
Died, 2. Marriages, none. Burials, 2. Public services have been held on 
Sunday, when the weather permitted ; two weekly services were held on 
Wednesday and Friday, durintj Lent. Sunday-school — Teachers — Male, 2 ; 
female, 1 ; pupils (the attendance has varied), from 5 to 25. 

C0LLKCTI0N8. 

Weekly Offertory 6 00 

Communion Alms.. S 16 26 

22 25 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

To support of the Episcopate S 12 50 

To Canfield Orphan Asylum 1 GO 

14 10 

Bpiscopato Fund (Easter) collection made on second Sunday after Easter. 
^^ collection being taken on Easter on account of the small attendance, $1.05. 

•^niount of indebtedness of the parish $ 23 37 

■'^'^'iount of salary subscribed to the support of clergyman 496 00 

^J-rears 641 00 

^anie of the treasurer of the parish, J. C. Shopard. 

Services are held in the Sewanco Institute. One thousand dollars was sub- 
*cril>^ litet summer, at home, and three hundred abroad, for the erection of a 
cliurch ; in addition to which fifty dollars have been received. 

The average attendance at the Scwanee Institute has been about twenty- 
five pupils. 

H. n. SNEED, Rector. 

i 

Trinity Parish, Clarksville. 
Report of Trinity Parish, Clarksville, for the year ending April 30, 1870. 
To the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D, Bishop of the P. E. Church in 
the Diorcse of T^ntessee: 

Baptisms — Adults, 8; infants, 5; total, 13. Confirmations, 40. Com- 
mianicants — Last report, 225; added, 42; transferred to St. AndrewV, 10; to 
Grace Chapel, 21 ; removed from the parish, 37; died, 5; present number, 186. 
Marriages, 6. Burials, 13. Public services on Sundays, 260 ; other days, 266 ; 
total, 316. Sunday-schools, 4 ; teachers, 20 ; pupils, 250. 

COLLECTIONS. 

Offertory for the poor and f<»r parish missions $ 150 00 

Bpiftcopite 225 00 

Current exp»ense 300 00 

fitting up school-room, 215 00 

^her purposes 200 00 

$1,066 00 

treasurer of the parish, Mr. George Conover. 



52 APPENDIX. 

Since my last report, we have secured a lot of eighteen acres of land, on 
the south side of Cumberland river, about five miles from Clarksville, and hs^ve 
built, upon a portion of it, another beautiful mission chapel, at a cost of al>oat 
$1,800. The new chapel is not yet consecrated, but is to be known as Ch-nt 
Chapel. The congregation worshiping at White Chapel has or^nized i 
parish to be known as Grace Chapel. The congregation of St. Andrew's h»n 
also organized a parish. These two new parishes are now asking admifl>8i<m 
into union with the Convention. The congregation of Christ Chapel expect 
to be in a condition to organize very soon. We shall then have four parishes 
in Montgomery county, instead of one. Old Trinity has company at last, afier 
standing alone for thirty years. God grant that the new parishes may do as 
good a work. Wo are greatly indebted to the American Church Missionary' 
Society for the moBt liberal help in carrying on the work of missions in thi^ 
county. 

SAMUEL RINGGOLD, Rector. 



Report op Lay Trustees op University of the South. 

The undersigned. Lay Trustees of the University of the South for the 
Diocese of Tennessee, submit to the Convention the following report: 

The progress of the University during the past year has been very satis- 
factory, and has greatly encouraged its friends as to its future success. The 
Junior Department and the Grammar School is now fully in operation. The 
number of st'idents has increased from the fifty, in attendance at the period of 
the meeting of the Convention last year, to one hundred and fifteen at the 
date of this report, and const^mt accessions are being received. These students 
come from some twelve Dioceses, extending from North Carolina to Texas. 
From this Diocese twonty-two students are now attending the institution. 
The corps of instructors consists at present of the Head Master, General J. 
Gorgas, and seven instructors. 

The princij)al difficulty under which the institution now labors is the want 
of means to erect the necessary buildings for the accommodation of professors 
and students. The important position which the University of the South now 
occupies as the Church school for the South and Southwest, and the special 
relations which connect it with the ten associated Dioceses, is very, largely 
attracting public attention to it, and it is probable that in the course of an- 
other year it will be called upon to receive from two to three hundred students. 
TluTC is a very decided advantage, and much greater economy, in the adminis- 
tration of a large school, than a small one. With three hundred students, the 
University would be soiii«thing more than self-supporting, and would have a 
surplus income which could be devoteo to building. It is, therefore, important 
that it should receive aid now, to euabie it to increase its accommodations to an 
extent sufficient to meet the anticipated rcKjuirements. This Diocese, although 
possessing, by the Constitution, only the same authority and share in its govern- 
ment us any of the other Dioceses, is still, from its being favored by its location 
within its bo^do^^, peculiarly interested in its success and progress. Thus fkr 
we have not done as much for it, in this Diocese, as several of the other Dio- 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 53 

In view of the fact that it i« educating several young men belonging to 
thla Diocese, who are l<)oking forward to the ministry without charge, it would 
be a grateful acknowledgment and evidence of interest if the Diocesan Gon- 
▼ention would pledge itself to provide for the tuition of two or more students* 
upon the nomination of the Bishop ; and it would be an admirable and praise- 
worthy action if some of our leading parishes would found scholarships, to be 
filled on the nomination of their rectors and vestries. 

The interest we should all feel in a Diocesan school, and the aid we should 
naturally be expected to give it, should be most freely bestowed on this institu- 
tion, which can do so much more for us than wo could hope to do for ourselvefl. 
It would be of very great advantage to the institution if a systematic effort 
on its behalf could be made in this Diocese, in the way of subscriptions of from 
^100 to $500 each, payable without interest in five annual payments. Thia 
•ystem of aiding educational institutions has been adopted successftilly in very 
xnany instances, and would, if extensively and liberally adopted, probably en- 
able the University, in a few years, to extend and carry out a large part of its 
original plan. 

The Bishop being connected with the institution as its Vice Chancellor and 
* Zd ember of the Board of Trustees, will be enabled to afford the Convention 
more full details upon all points of interest. 

G. R. FAIRBANKS, 
J. GORGAS. 
Jjfiy Tnififte.fi of Unicersih/ of the S'juth of Dioreseof Tt'tineRHf.r. 
Sewanee, May 9, 1870. 

ZiON CnuRrir, Brownsville. 

*^f^<tri of Z'lon Churchy in Brownsrif/e. In the Omnty af Ilayionott^ fi,r tftr. year 

ending Ea»tcr Moo'toy, A. J). IS TO. 
^^ the Rt. Rev. C. T. Quintard, D. D., LL. D., liisk^,/) of TmnPHH^e,: 

Bapti.^mft — Infants, 3 Contlrmfd, ii«»nf. ThiTf Iimh Ixm'h no vi-<itation 

*^^<ie Advent Sunday, when the pr«-<*nt n-ctor took <!liurir<'. (.-oirirniinicuntHy 

^- Public servicp*! — On .Sunday>'. twio? ♦•nch day, '/); on oth'T dayp. about '4\, 

^*^ tech isms, each Sunday, alxmt 23. Suriday-vhool — T«'a«h<;rM, 8 ; pupils, 26. 

-^ r'oLLK<TION!<, 

y^*^inmnnion Aim:* $:',2 jjr, 

^tber objects 72 4o 

$10> 75 

AI'PR'>I'RIATi:r>. 

Support of Epi-sropat** '.',1 *2't 

TJnive'-sity of ihc Siuth ) t 'Hi 

Dome*»tic MisMons i; iki 

Other purposes - 47 .V) 

10 J 76 

Name of trea«urer. John C- Chilton. K"\. 

It will be i><.'rceivf-<l from th*- a>^»v.r thaf ihii pari-h hji- not mmU in j^.n^ 
2€«sion ; but it i* full '^•f prorfii-*? fir th*- f;jtiir". Th*- <onirn-t.'«iion- an? vry 
large. An effort i* l^-incr niad'r to bjii«J a ytT-otinn^*- ilnr'nrj th<' var. '/'hiH 
object attained, th»^ pari-h wiil, trn- lorn', atra.;. a 'jr-fl rn«ra-wr«? of -rnrntrth, by 
the Divine bleseing. 

JOS. JA-. lilULKY. IK !>., /^///,r. 
4 



T.A. 



THIS IDIOOESE. 



CHURCHES AND m| 
STATIONS, 



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KECTOHS OR OFFIJIATING 
CLERGYMEN. 



Calvary, Memphis 

ot Mary, •' 

Grace, «« .......'. 

St. Lazaruii, •• ..'."" .„ 
Church of Good Shepherd 
Church Home, Memphis. 
Ot4>y Chapel. Shelbv couni 
immanuel, L« Grange....." 

St. Jamt»8, Bolivar 

«t. Luke. Jackson ... 

Trinity, Tipton county J 

Ravonscroft Chapel, Tiptd 
gt Matthew, Covington... ' 
St. Thoinaa, Sommerville 

^lon, Brownsville , 

Trinity, Clark^ville 

Christ, Nashville 

Advent. " 

IJolv Trinity, Nashville... .j 
St. Peter Mission, Nashvill 

St. Ann, Edgefield ^ 

gt. Paul, Franklin 

St. Peter, Columbia 

Messiah, Pulaski , 

Trinity, Winchester j 

St. Augustine Mission. Sen 
Redeemer, Shelhyvillo.. ^ 

St. John, AMhwooJ 

St. Mark, Williamsport.. 

St. Paul, Chattanooga 

St. Alban Mi-sion, Clevelat 

St. Paul, Athenn ^ 

St. John, Knoxville 

Epiphany, " ....^, 

St. James, Greenville 

St. Savior, Memphis 

St. Andrews, Memphis 

Gmce. Montsromcry c«(»unt3 
Mii*8ion at McMinuville. 



..•VHK) <M»i '(ieorgi- Whit**, D. 1». 

I , , IJumcsCarinlchael. 

,2n<M» m I jJ. T. Wh.-at, D. U. 

, 41rt (Hii , 700 m il. J. Vnulx. 



Dean. 



201 nl 
174 27 

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ij. M. Hfhwrar. 
I |J. M. S<'hwrttr. 
liW. C. Gray. 
I 'J. A. IlHrriHon. 

I ' Ic. F. Collins. 

10 ool I I |C. F. ('ollins. 

I'tti 04 1 ■ C. F. C«»llinH. 



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..' [J. J. RiilU-y. 



;WG <w» imt mi iWm. J. Ellis. 

lOJJOo oji" lUt Rov. c. T. QuInUrd; F. B. Lee, Am'U 

I '!M. S. Rovcc. 



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1W» (XJ IF. R. Iloh-inaii. 

!E. Bnulley. 

l/jo 0<i' iif<K B<'<-kett. 



641 ixJj 2:«7 oi» |lL IL Sneed. 



no»> (N) j ,H. Dunlop. 

2<N) 00, I , 'IL Dunlop. 

12<io 00 , :»oo 00 IWm. Mowbray. 

4<iO (JO ',R. A. Coblm. 

U»i OO,' I ' :R. A. Cobbs. 



.., jWin. Mowbray. 
.., IWm. Mowbray. 
.. iJ. J. Vaiilx. 
.. jJ. J. Vttulx. 
.., |.M. Ringgold. 
... .F. L. Kniicht. D. 



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BISHOP'S ADDRESS. 



^Rh:thren of the Clergy and Laity; 

Ir laying before you the annual report of my official labors, 
^ foel depressed by the small amount of work I have been 
^Tm.'bled to accomplish. It has been to me a year of triah 
sicfeness and disappointment; and yet, thank God, there is very 
"Tnx-xch to encourage our hearts and warm them up to more 
eax-nest eftbrt. 

Leaving Clarksville after the adjournment of the last Con- 
vention, I visited Franklin, accompanied by the Rev. Edward 
Bradley. You are aware that St. Paul's Church at that place 
^as left in a sad state of ruin by the war. Its little flock had 
Dot been able to repair it, and it has been standing, a sad pic- 
tare of desolation. I was extremely anxious to secure the 
services of Mr. Bradley for St. Paul's, feeling well assured that 
Ws admirable business tact and entire devotion to his Master's 
^^i*k, would be fruitful of good results. Nor have I been 
^^sappointed in my expectations. 

On Thursday, the 3d of June, Capt. Thos. F. Perkins drove 
^^^ Bradley and myself to Triune, where we were pleasantly 
^^tertained at the residence of John 8. Claybrooke, Esq. In 
^e evening the household was assembled, and I held service 
^ ^ dravdng-room of Mr. Claybrooke's residence, speaking to 
^bose present of the holy sacrament and the divine life. The 
^^a,ther was so inclement that no other visits could be made, 
^^d we returned to Franklin. 



56 bishop's address. 

Leaving Mr. Bradley to visit Spring Ilill, I left for Nash- 
ville, where I met the wardens and vestry of the Church of 
the Advent, and attended to some necessary parochial business* 
From Nashville I hastened to Sewanee, where I remained ^ 
week in the performance of my official duties as Vice Chan- 
cellor of the University of the South. After this, I visited 
the thriving town of McMiuville, where the services of the^ 
Church have been kept up for some months by a lay-reader 
from the University. In McMinnville I held two services — 
preached twice to large and attentive congregations, and admin- 
istered the apostolic rite of confirmation to one person. From 
McMinnville I proceeded to Columbia to take part in the 
closing exercises of the Institute. 

On the evening of the 16th, after evening prayer by the = 
Rev. Mr. Beckett, I preached in St. Peter's Church. The ^ 
closing exercises of the Institute were extremely interesting^ 
and very gratifying to all visitors. The Rev. Dr. Piatt, o^M 
Louisville, delivered an able address, and the pui)ils aoquittedK" 
themselves most creditably. Such an exhibition could onlj-:^ 
result from thoronglily good work on the part of PrineipaM 
and teachers. 

AuuHut 11th, — Attended the meeting of the Board of Trns 

tees of the University of the South at University Place. The^^ 
Board continued its session from the 11th to the 16tli, inclusive,^^ 
and transacted much important business. It was the first full 
meeting at University Place since the close of the war, and 
we may ho)>e that he from whom all good counsels proceed-^ 
and without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, didK 
vouchsafe his cs[)ecial blessing upon the deliberations of those^ 
charged with the solemn duty of building up this important:^ 
educational institution. The venerable Chancellor, the Bishoj* 
of Mississippi, delivered an admirable address, and, assisted 
by the other Bishops jirosont, administered the Holy Com- 



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mnnion to the members of tlie Board at the opening HorvicoH. 
There was manifested throughout, an earnest (U^ternii na- 
tion to make this school an instrument of good to the Church 
and blessing to the country. 

The plans which have been wisely devised, will, if ener- 
getically pursued, soon put the University in full working 
order, and furnish to the rising generation ample facilities for 
enlarged literary and professional education. Our reliance, 
under God, is upon thorough scholarship, strict discipline and 
daily devotion. It is a Church University, engaging in no 
rivalry, but teaching the faith of the Church, submitting to the 
Q^^inistrj' of the Church, ordered by the discii>line of the Church, 
»ii.d rejoicing in the worship of the Church. " It asks no ques- 
ttons of the children that are brought to it. It sinii»ly takes 
^l^em, and teaches them — as it has itself l)ecn taught — the 
^^"^th as it is in Jesus, and devoutly seeks to fit tlicin for the 
^^^lurch in heaven by tlie divine nurture and lioly admonition 
^** the Church on earth." 

You know well, dear ])rethrcn, how, fn»m the very begin- 

^ ^ ^ng of his episcopate, our late beloved l»isliop, time and again, 

^^ addresses to the congregations throughout the Diocese, in 

-^ ^astoral letters and in rejjorts to this body, earnestly called 

"^^ ttention to the all important suliject of religious training. 

-thirteen years ago, in this holy plare. Ik* said to the Conven- 

^^lon assembled here : 

'""Without sehools in wlii<lj ]»rovi>inii is made for daily 
Religious instruction, parents bave, in their rh<;i(M' of M-mina- 
^ries for the e<lucation af their offspring, been very naturally 
led to prefer those whieh were cheapest, and su<h as « njoyed 
the highest reputatif>n for skill in their t<*a<hers in dev<'lo|»ihg 
the intellects of children, and the incalculable importanee of 
impres-sing the minds of the young with the elements of n'lig- 
ious truth ha* been overbx^ked. In one word, we mav say in 



58 BISHOPS ADDRESS. 

a vast iiiajority of the schools of the eouiitrj- tlie subject o^ 
rcl\*run\ has been igiiore^l, little or no attention being given to 
it l»v itrecei>t or in practice. The teacliers, too, who have haci- 
the «hartre of our chil<hvn aromen and women unknown to thtJ^ 
l»rofr-Moii nf a «:osi»cl fxcfpt in nire instances. Teaching hasrT=a 
been taken up as an occupation to accuniuhite money suiBeien^K 
to enal>le th«»so pursuinir it to engage in otlier business, anc-TM 
so soon as this object was attained, it has, as a general nile^ , 
been al)and<>ned. IVrscvtM'ance, unitV>nnity and adaptation- i 
have not characterized any of our educational plans in th -^ 
South. Kxpcrience has set its seal of reprobation ujion ^ 
course s(.» fraught with mischief and ruin to the best interes^^s 
of man in a social state. It is surely time that an effort wc ^s 
made to improve uijon the i)ast. The idea that children ms^^y 
well learn everything at school but the solemn duties wln i— — h 
Christianity enjoins, has a direct i)ractical tendency to matr— ce 
them infidels, nay, atheists. Must the lamentable result of^ a 
failure to teach the young tb fear God, be witnessed bj ea— ^;li 
succeeding generation in the o}>en i»rofligacy and shamele^z^A? 
impii'ty and daring crime «>f the adult i>opulation, before ^^re 
can be roustMl to perceive the folly and danger of the syste:=*/ii 
we have been pursuing? JSurely, we have warning enou ^'A 
upon this subject in the general prevalence of irreligion, SLiid 
the many instances of shocking brutality to be seen in tlie 
<M)n(luct of those men who claim, from their birth and other 
ac<idcntal advantages, to stand upon an elevation from which 
thrv run look down upon the general nuiss of nninkind. AVe 
have had warning, solenni, reiterate«l warning, and we ought 
to take heed to it. It is yet in our power, as it is unquestion- 
ably niir duty, to protect our 'children from the danger of an 
intidel intluence, to be careful to whom we intrust the forma- 
tion of their princijiles and character, and to be immovably 
lixed in tlie determination to give this power to no one who 



bishop's address. 59 

^oes uot recognize the binding obligations of Christian duty, 
^nd who does not exhibit before the world a Christian walk and 
conversation." 

These words of wisdom were spoken with direct reference 
to tlie establishment of the University of the South, and I 
repeat them now to urge upon all the members of this Con- 
vention a warmer and a livelier interest in the University, as 
well as in the general subject of Christian education through 
the instrumentality of parish schools. We must understand 
that " education is a divine thing,'' and that there can be no 
motive to educate a human soul if not for God — to take hold 
of this work with the one end in view that our sons may be 
Jkrought up in what Bishop Kerr calls " a perpetuity of prayer," 
W-hile tliey are made ripe scholars — this only rises to the hight 
:>f the gi'eat argument of our responsibility. I earnestly urge 
upon my brethren of the clergy the importance of bringing 
tills subject before their congregations. 

On the 12th Sunday after Trinity I entered upon my duties 
as rector of the Church of the Advent, Nashville. My cha]> 
laiii, the Eev. Thos. Booth Lee, of St. John's College, Oxford, 
assisted at the service. 

September 8th, — Accompanied by the Rev. Edward Bradley, 

I visited the Mission at Spring Hill. At night the Rev. Mr. 

DBradley held services, and preached'to a goodly congregation. 

September 9th, — I visited St. Augustine's Chapel, Univei-sity 

Place. 

Granted letter dismissory to the Rev. L. P. Tschiftcly to the 
ecclesiastical authorities of the Diocese of Kentucky. 

Thurschy, :?..V.— Visited St. Paul's Church, Franklin. At 
service in the afternoon I baptized the following named 
children : Martha Crutcher, Forestine Crutehcr, Maria Louisa 
Crutcher, Irene Crutcher, Mary Fanny Beech, .Charles Berry 
and Orie Berry. At night evening prayer was said l)y the 



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Rev. Mr. Bradley. After tlie second lesson I baptized the 
following adults: Mrs. Lucy Clayton Hardy, Mrs. Isabella 
Jane Berry, Mrs. Mary Ann Butler, Miss Kate Eliza Beech^ 
Miss Blanche Cutcher and Miss Virginia L. Hayes. I 
preached, confirmed five candidates, and delivered an address. 

Fiiday^ 23d. — After morning prayer I preached, and ad- 
ministered the Holy Communion. At 4 o'clock p. m. I met ^ 
the ladies of the parish, and assisted in the organization of ~^3r 
"St. Paul's Parish Aid Society." 

Frulai/j 30th. — St. Augustine's Chapel, University Place. . 

After evening prayer by the ReV. Prof. Shoup, I preached to-^z:z) 
the students on the Confession of Christ 

October i??iJ.— Visited Trinity Parish, Clarksville, IGtl^r:* 
Sunday after Trinity. Services by the rector, the Rev. Saml— M. 
Ringgold, assisted by the Rev. George Beckett. I preached. B, 
and administered the Holy Communion, in the morning; an<r~^^*d 
at night I preached, confirmed thirteen candidates, and de ^■=v 
livered an address. 

llHirsdmj^ ]3th, — I presided at the closing meeting of th^^-^ 
Board of Missions, in Xew York. 

Frkfo)/^ I4tlf. — Attended a meeting of the House of Bishop ^ 
in Trinity Chai)cl, New York, for the election of a Bishop fo .m^ 
the missionary jurisdiction of Arkansas and the Indian Ter- 
ritory. The liev. Henry Nilos Pierce, D. 1)., LL. D., was^ 
<*hosen with great unanimity. 

Noi'cndur JOth, — I ofiiciated.in Calvary Church, Louisville, 
in the morning, and St. John's at night. 

November .JGth. — Visited St. Augustine's Chapel at 3J p.m 
Services by the Rev. Prof. Shoup, after which I preached. 
Confirmed lour candidates, three of them being students of 
the University. 

Thursday^ IJn-embir 8th — I laid the foundation stone of the 
new edifice about to be erected by the congregation of Trinity 



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Church, Tipton county. There were present, besides the 
faitWul rector of the parish — the Rev. Charles Collins — the 
Rev. Prof. Shoup, J. J. Ridley, 1). D., John A. Harrison and 
William C. Gray. The day was unfavorable, but a number 
of the "faithful gathered to tliis interesting service, and I 
delivered a brief address. 

Friday^ 9ih. — I visited the Church I Tome, at Buntyn's 
Station ; found everything in admirable order, under the care 
of the devoted Sister Martha. 

Saturday^ lOth.-^l visited the Canfield Colored Orphan 
Asylum. Mr. James Lyon, an earnest layman, has taken 
liold of this institution, and I hope may succeed in building 

it up. 

Suvday^ 11th. — At a serWce in the Chapel of the Good 
Shepherd, I set apart Mr. Lyon as a lay reader. The Rev. 
Mr. Vaulx, who abounds in good works, has working in his 
mission seven assistants, and the Church should uphold his 
hands with a generous liberality. 

Third Suvday iv Advent. — St. Marj's Church. Morning 
prayer was said by the Rev. rector, after which I preached, 
and confirmed two candidates. 

Grace Church. — In the afternoon I preached. 

Calvarj' Church. — At night, after servi(*e by the rector, 
assisted by Dr. Ilines, I i»reached, confirme<l nine can<li(lates, 
and delivered an address. At each of these services the 
congregations were crowded. 

Wednesday^ l^th. — Visited the Church Home, and held 
service for the inmates. There were present, of the clergj', 
the Rev. Dr. White, Messrs. Collins and Vaulx. 

i7^A.— Officiated, witli the Rev. William J. Ellis, at the 
funeral of Mrs. Dr. John Shelby. Mrs. Shelby was one of the 
oldest communicants of the Church in Nashville. She was 
confirmed by I3isho{) Ravenscroft, in his visit to the then 



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missionary jurisdiction of Tennessee in 1829. She was a 
faithful and devoted Christian — faithful through a long-life, 
even unto death. Her last hours were full of suffering, which 
she bore with Christian patience. Entirely resigned to the 
will of the Saviour, she departed in the full " confidence of a 
certain faith, and in the comfort of a reasonable religious and 
holy hope." 

24tfL — Gave my canonical consent to the consecration of 
the Rev. Henry N. Pierce, D. D., LL.l)., Bishop elect. 

Feast of the Eptphan//, 1S70.—1 visited St. Paul's Church, 
Franklin. 

Morning prayer was said by the Rev. Geo. Beckett, of St. 
Peter's Church, Columbia; after which I preached, and ad- 
vanced to the order of Priesthood the Rev. f^dward Bradley, 
Deacon. The candidate was presented by his own son after 
the flesh, the Rev. Edward A. Ikadley, Rector of St. Mark's 
Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Rev. Messrs. Bradley 
and Beckett united in the imposition of hands. 

At night evening prayer was said by the Rev. ^Messrs. 
Bradley. The Rev. E. A. Bradley preached an admirable 
discourse, after which I confirmed six candidates, and de- 
livered an address. 

XQth, — Accompanied by the Hon. and Rev. Jas. AVentworth 
Leigh, of England, I started for Mobile, to take part in the 
consecration of the Rev. Dr. Pierce. 

;.V(/, Sandcoj, — 1 preached twice in Trinity Church, Mobile. 

.:>.7^/i._FeaHt of ( ■onversion of St. Paul. The JU. Rev. the 
Bishop of Mississippi presided as consecrator. The seraion 
was preached by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Illinois. The 
Bishops of Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Tennessee all 
united in the solemn service. About forty of the clergy were 
present from Alal)ama and the neighboring Dioceses. The 
services on this occasion were thoroughly well ordered, and 



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were more solemn and impressive than any services I have 
ever witnessed in the American Church. Leaving Mobile the 
day after the consecration, an illness which had manifested 
itself before I left home compelled me to. stop in Rome, 
Georgia, where I was confined to my bed for some two weeks. 
On reacliing Nashville I was confined to my room until the 
27th of February, when, although in great weakness and pain, 
J visited Christ Church in the afternoon, and after Litany I 
confirmed nine candidates, and delivered a brief address. 

March 1st. — Shrove Tuesday. I united in the bonds of 
holy matrimony Nannie IL McXairy and Charles 11. Clifton. 

Stky Tuesday. — I delivered a lecture in St. Augustine's 
Chapel, before the Faculty and students. 

IJtk. — Preached in St. Augustine's Chapel. 

10th. — Confirmed one person in Christ Church, Nashville. 

17th, Thursday. — Left for Knoxville, hoping that my 

f^trength was sufficiently restored to enable me to begin my 

Auftitation, but on reaching the hospitable house of Mrs. Sneed 

I was once more confined to my bed by a painful attack of 

illness, and was unable to perform any duty until Tuesday, 

the 22d, when I preached in St. John's Church at night, and 

confirmed thirteen candidates, two of whom were from the 

Parish of the Epiphany, North Knoxville. After service I 

met the vestry, and urged upon them the importance of 

building a rectory. 

Wednesday, '23d. — Accompanied by the Rev. William 
Mowbray, I visited the parish of St. Paul, Athens. Mr. 
Mowbray held service and preached to a full congregation* 
At night the state of my health compelling me to keep my 

room. 

Thursday, ?4,th. — After morning prayer, by Mr. Mowbray, 

I preached. At 2 p. m. I met the communicants of the parish, 
and endeavored to urge them forward to more earnest 



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parochial work. At 4 p. m. I left for Cleveland, where I found 
the Rev. R. A. Cobbs faithfully engaged in school and parish 
work. I was able to visit only a few of the Church families, 
and left for Chattanooga on the 25th. 

On the fourth Sunday in Lent, in St. Paul's Church, 
morning prayer was said by the rector, the Rev. AVilliam 
Mowbray, assisted by the Rev. John Gordon (Deacon), after 
which I preached. At night, after service by the Rev. Messrs. 
Mowbray and Gordon, I preached, confirmed a class of nine, 
and delivered an address. 

Monday^ ISth. — After morning prayer, by Mr. Mowbray, I 
delivered a lecture on the English Church. I was heartily 
rejoiced at the signs of prosperity and life in St. Paul's parish. 
The energetic and devoted rector has gathered a large Sunday- 
school, which meets at 9 o'clock in the morning, and a mission 
school at 3:30 p. m. lie has built a neat and commodious 
school house, and has a parish school in successful working 
order, with a deacon in charge (the Rev. Mr. Gordon), and 
some seventy-five pupils. A movement is on foot for the 
building of a rectory. AVhen Mr. Mowbray accepted the 
rectorship the parish was very far from being in a promising 
condition. His entire devotion to his work, his earnest 
appeals from the pulpit, and his loving labors from house to 
house have resulted in bringing the parish up to a point 
beyond my largest hopes or expectations. 

April fj(L — Fifth Sunday in Lent I visited St. John's 
Church, Ashwood, where the Rev. Henry Dunlop (deacon) 
has been officiating in connection with St. Mark's Church, 
Willianisport. Morning prayer was said by Mr. Dunlop, 
after which I administered the Holy Communion and 
preached. I have very great hopes that this parish will, 
before long, exhibit a more vigorous life. It is an ample field, 



bishop's address. 65 

and to a faithful pastpr, who should reside near the church 
and devote himself to pastoral work, it would yield an 
abundant harvest. 

Palm Sunday^ 11th. — St. Teter's Church, Columbia. 
Morning prayer was said by the rector, the Kev. George 
Seckett. I read the ante-communion office and preached to a 
large congregation. The offertory was devoted to Diocesan 
^Missions. In the afternoon evening prayer was said by the 
rector, assisted by the Rev. Henry Dunlop; after which I 
preached, confirmed a class of seventeen, and delivered an 
address. 

Monday^ 12th. — Morning prayer was said by the rector, 
assisted by the Rev. William Dunlop. I read the ante- 
communion service and preached on the Passion of Christ. 
ISth — Wednesday before Easter. — At the afternoon service, 
in St. Augustine's Chapel, I preached. At night, after 
service by the Rev. F. A Shoup, assisted by the Rev. 
Messrs. Jenny and Holmes, I preached and confirmed a class 
of ten candidates. Nine students of the University : Messrs. 
Smith (of Alabama), Holcombe, Stout, Hodgson, Drew, 
AVTietstone, Proudfit, Brinkley and Pickett. The venerable 
Airs. Jesse Benton, who was confirmed on this occasion, had 
been for a half century an earnest Methodist; by patient 
treading she had become fully satisfied of the claims of the 
<3hurch, and cheerfully made her obedience. 

Easter Sunday. — This day was set apart for the opening of 

the new Church of the Advent, Xashville. At 7 a. m. the 

Boly Communion was administered by the Rev. T. B. Lee. 

^t 9 A. M. I read morning prayer, assisted by the Rev. F. A. 

Jenny, S. T. D., and the Rev. T. B. Lee. At 11 a. m. tlie 

Xitany was said by the Rev. Mr. Lee, after which, seated in 

my chair, before the altar, I confirmed ten candidates, each 

being presented singly by Mr. Lee. After the confirmation I 



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proceeded with the office for Holy Communion, assisted by 
Messrs. Jenny and Lee. I preached and administered the 
Holy Communion to a large number of devout worsliippers. 
At 4 p. M. evening prayer was said by the Rev. T. B. Lee, 
assisted by Dr. Jenny and myself. The congregations were 
large at all the services. 

At night, in Christ Church, evening prayer was said by 
the rector, Rev. William J. Ellis, assisted by the Rev. T. B- 
Lee, after which I preached. 

Wt'dMsdwj^ 20th. — Trinity Church, Clarkesville. Evening 
prayer was said by the Rev. William Curtis, of the Diocese of 
Kentucky, assisted by the rector; after which I preached, 
confirmed two candidates, and delivered an address. 

Thursday evening I assisted the rector in the service, and 
Mr. Curtis preached. 

Samlcnj^ :li.th. — St. Lazarus' Church. Morning pniyer was 
said by the beloved rector, Dr. Wheat. I read the ante- 
communion office, preached, continued twenty-five (of whom 
thirteeen were men ), and delivered an address. If the 
rectory of this parish would purchase a lot and build a 
house of prayer it would at once take rank among the 
leading parishes in the Diocese. At night, in Calvary 
Church, the service was said by the Rev. Messrs. Hines 
and Vaulx, after which I preached and confiiuned ten 
candidates presented by the rector. Dr. White. At both 
services the congregations w^ere crowded. 

26th — Festival of St. Mark. — I administered the holy com- 
munion in St. Mary's Church ; Dr. Ilines reading the epistle. 

Tuesday, 26th. — I visited the Canfield Colored Orphan 
Asylum. Service was read by the AVarden, Mr. James 
Lyon. I earnestly ask the attention of the Convention to 
this institution. The Asylum is held for the Diocese by a 
Board of Trustees, appointed by the Bishop. I wash that all 



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papers relating to it should be submitted to a committee, and 
that the chaplain, the Rev. Mr. Vaulx, and the Warden, Mr. 
Lyon, should state every fact connected with the work they 
have in hand, that so the committee may make a proper 
report and the Convention take Puch action as may bo 
required. The church in this Diocese is doin^ very little 
for the colored people, and it will be a wwl thing if we are 
obliged, through the apathy or prejudice of our congregations^ 
to relinquish this institution to others. AVc need to take hold 
of it with a more vigorous hand. 

Moij 1st, — Second Sunday after Ivastcr. Church of the 
<iood Shepherd. At 9 a. m. I confirme<l a cUiss of ton 
<-andidates, after which I preaclicd, and admitted Mr. I), 
lireck Ramsey, a graduate of AVasliatah, to the holy order of 
deacon. The liev. Dr. Ilines presented the candidate. 

At 11 A. M., in (4rac-e Church, Litany was said by the Kev. 
Mr. Ramsey. I read the ante-communion oiH<re, preached, 
and confirmed thirty-four candidates ]iresentcd by the 
laborious and indefatigable rector, the Kev. J. Carmichael. 
I addressed the candidates, and after the servi<;e in the 
church contirme<l one sick person in private. 

At 4:30 P. M. evening prayer was said by the rector, assistcil 
hy Mr. Ramsey, after which I preached. 

At night, in Calvary Church, evening prayer was read by 
the Rev. Dr. Hines, assisted by Messrs. Carmichael and Vaulx, 
after which I confirmed nine candidates and delivered an 
address. 

May 2d. — I devoted to the Church Home. The ref#ort 
of this admirable institution will be laid on the table 
of the Secretarj- and read to the Convention. It exhibits an 
amount of work done that is far beyond rny exj^ectations. I 
feel grateful to the '* faithful women'' who have not K]»are<J 



68 bishop's address. 

exertion, and have, by God's blessing, given to the Diocese of 
Tennessee a home for Christ's orphans. 

Thursday 5th. — Visited St. Saviour's Chapel — a mission 
some eight miles from Memphis under the supervision of the 
Rev. J. J. Vaulx. I was accompanied by the Rev. Mr. Vaulx, 
Messrs. Wickeus and Hamlin. I read morning prayer, 
assisted by the missionary. One adult was. baptized by the 
missionary, the Rev. Mr. Vaulx. After morning prayer I 
appointed Mr. William Magoffin a lay reader. I preached, 
confirmed two candidates, and delivered an address. Twenty- 
five or thirty acres of land hav.e been presented to the church 
at this place, for the benefit of the Mission of the Good 
Shepherd. Mr. Magoffin has a day school, a Sunday-school, 
and will hereafter conduct divine services. 

8th. Third Sunday after Easter. — T preached at St. Mary's 
in the morning, and at night in St. Lazarus. At the latter 
service four candidates were presented for confirmation. 

And now, dear brethren of the clergy, you know how the 
Church, like a loving mother, instructj^ ns in the work of prayer^ 
Before we enter the saered ministry — -just as we stand upon 
the threshold — she would have it made known to us what she 
expects, " an inward fear and worship of Almighty God, a love 
of religion, and a sensibility to its holy influences, a habit 
of devout aflVc'tion, and, in short, a cultivation of all those 
graces which are called in Scripture, the fruits of the spirit.'' 
And wh(Mi we come to the holy altar to bind ourselves forever 
to its solemn work, we promise, the Lord being our helper, to 
])e "diligent in prayer, and in reading the Holy Scriptures^ 
and in such studios as help to the knowledge of the same, 
laying aside the study of the world and the flesh." She well 
knows of " how great exeellence and how great difficulty" our 
office is, and she directs us to the source of wisdom and 
strength. She would have us men of prayer — she would have 



BISnOP'8 ADDRES8. ()9 

US understand that our lives are to be devoted to the work of 

prayer — that we are to be filled with tlie spirit of prayer — that 

Grod may abundantly help us in our hibors in ])rin<:^ini? souIh 

^o Christ If we are to hope for success in our ministry — if 

^^e are to speak to the hearts of our peopli^ — we must pour out 

<>vir souls in our closets for them. It would l>e a sad thin/Nr, 

^^^ethren, if indeed I were addressini^ pastors who did not pray 

*<>r their flocks. Without prayer, all your labors, however 

*iiithful — all your discourses, however learned or elocinent — 

^Aiust be in vain. You may indeed secure the a[)plause of 

2^*our hearers, but you will neither ettcMtt the amen<lment of 

"tlieir lives nor promote their eternal salvation. l>nt, <lear 

V>rethren, ought we not to pray for one another? J low lias 

Tiot the Master prayed for us? He did not lcav(j the worhl 

i.intil he had given to his ministers a perpetual, most gracious 

legacy of love. lie knew that His hour was at hand — his 

disciples would need another comforter — they w<'re riffining 

into meek witnesses of His Resurrection and pn^acdiers of Jlis 

Ivingdom, and He lifted up Ilis voice to heaven and made 

intercession for them. lie hath left us an example. ]^<;t us 

learn to pray for each other. If our joys and sorrows are such 

that the world may not understand them, let us tjike them to 

our Father in heaven for His sym|»atliy. If our aims and 

objects be above all worldly calculations and look forward to 

the great day of final account, let ns watch and be inslant in 

prayer, that so that day may not come iij)on ns nnaware^ ; but 

wlule we labor and while we pniy let us knit rnir hearts in 

loving, earnest devotion for each ^itlierV welfare, and th<! 

H-ider we are separated from the world and symf»athy with it, 

let us be drawn nearer to eacli Either, and lielp to bcrar ono 

another's burdens. 

I propose to yon, dear brethren of tlie clergy, that we enter 
into a covenant to l»ray for each other, an<l that on iwi'.ry 



70 bishop's address. 

Sunday moruiug we add to our private devotions a prayer f2^^ 
Ood's blessing on the clergy of this Diocese. Let us pray ffe^^ 
each other, trusting that oiir great Advocate will pleac--^^ 
mightily for us. And O ! that the Holy Spirit may iuterced^^^ 
within us, with groanings not to be uttered, making us aK^ -^ 
deeply to feel our own corrui)tions, and weaknesses, an<^ -*^ 
earnestly to desire what w^e pray for. Let us draw near t^^^o 
God, strong in faith, having fellowship one with another i^ -in 
work and prayer, pleading for His continual piety to cleanse an<^ -«d 
defend His church — ^i)leading his help and goodness to succO'^niDr 
and preserve it evermore — and to give us such success that w ^-^^e 
may win many precious souls as seals of our ministry, an*- -Mid 
jewels for our crown in the day of rejoicing. 

You are aware of the fact that our Church Home r:^ at 
Buntyn's station is in charge of a Deaconess, or sister. To d^^ido 
efficient work, we reciuire not less than six sisters who sha-^sftll 
devote themselves to the ditterent departments of instructior" ^on, 
and nursing the sick, and care of the orphans. Home duti*" -ies 
are very holy duties, and have the first and highest claim upcz^^ ou 
our service and our love. But there are many in the worl _t Id, 
widows, orphans, isolated spirits, whose work is wasted, unle^^^ess 
some fitting sphere is provided for it and some wise directic^* on 
given to it. There are many willing to work who do n-^cmot 
know the way to it, and who would gladly be guided. Sistir^ter 
Martha entered upon her duties at the Church Home, oiiMi- ily 
after a thorough training in the sisterhood of St. Mary's, Xc::::!:?^' 
York. Anyone who has visited the IFonie will admit that it 
is not only tliorouglily well managed, and very far beyo^^^^' 
what we have ever attained nnto in this Diocese before; l^ "U^ 
that enlarged an hundred told, it would do a grand work £'^>r 
Christ in His orphans and in His ])Oor. 

Thank Ciod the day has ])asse{l by for us to question t1 **^ 
value of sisterhoods. We have turned from wrangling ov^*^^ 



bishop's address. 71 

ttiein, to working with them, and the blessed fruits are already 
"^ing gathered into the Church. The small beginning we 
*^ftve made is an augury of better things, and I earnestly hope 
the clergy will present the subject to their congregations from 
^*^^ pulpit and in their visits from home to home. Let them 
*l>eak out bravely and freelj- and I doubt not we shall soon 
^^ve a baud of faithful women working for Christ and the 
^liurch. Every competent commentator, says a no less 
^Vithority than Harold Browne, the author of the work on the 
S3:xrX Articles, holds that St. Taul in his Epistle to 
timothy, alludes to an order of widows, or deaconesses^ 
J^omen who assisted the clergy of the Church in religious and 
charitable ministrations, and it is unquestioned by any, that 
blie officers of such formed part of the economy of the 
primitive chruch. The very early work called the " Recogni- 
tions of Clement," enumerates Bishops, Priests, Deaconesses 
and Widows as the ordained ministers of the church. The 
Iburth Genci:al Council of Chalcedon lays down special rules 
as to the age and qualifications at which Deaconesses should 
be ordained. If, my brethren, wc are to work the primitive 
Church, in the primitive way, we must have the primitive 
machinery. We need the See Episcopate, the Cathedral 
Church, the centre of the Bishop's intlueiice and his spiritual 
home — we need free C'hurelies, and brotherhoods and sister- 
hoods to gather in the i>oor and minister to tliein in Christ's 
stead. God in merey hasten the day when this Diocese of 
Tennessee shall be sub-divided with Bishoi)s in its three 
t>rincii)al towns, Memphis in the west, Xashville in the middle 
£lncl Knoxville in the cast. 

During the past year I resumed the Keetorship of my old 
j^arish, the Cliureh of the Advent in Xashville. I am under 
many obligations to my Chaplain, the liev. Thos. Booth Lee, 
^or his efficient co-operation with me in my parish work. The 



72 bishop's address. 

Church was opened for Divine service on Easter Sunday. I dic^ -^ 
not accept the parish for lack of work. My hands wew^'^J^ 
already full. As Bishop of the Diocese, having the care of al 1^ -l\ 
the Churches, and loving all alike, as Vice-Chancellor of th^» Mie 
University of the South, and its administrative head, I fel^^ EI Jt 
that it was almost impossible for me to undertake parochiaF jE^al 
work ; but il seemed a question of life or death to this once^ :=^'e 
thriving parish, and I could not hesitate. God has blessed o\iw m-j f 
labors, and the new church was oi)ened for divine services or3m~ mn 
Easter Sunday. 

I should refer more at length to the educational institution^«r is 
of the Church in the Diocese, the University of the South an* ^^mid 
the Columbia Female Institute, but I prefer that a committe^^aee 
should be appointed to consider this subject of Christian ed^r- u- 
cation and report to the Convention. 

Commending you all to God's grace and guidance, I a-«^«m 
yours faithfully in our Lord, Christ, 

T. C. QUINT ARD, Bishop of Tawescsre. 



c 



CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

PBOTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

OF TENNESSEE. 



By whom or- 



Name of Die- 



Ack nowl- 



The clergy and laity of the Protestant Episcopal 
Cliurch in the State of Tennessee, for the purpose 
^f promoting the cause of religion and piety, estab- 
lishing order, and securing to themselves and pos- ^^^^^^^ 
^^i^rity the advantages of the ministry and ordinances 
^^f the Church, do ordain and establish this Consti- 
"^ Vition : 

Article 1. The Diocese shall be known and dis- 
tinguished by the name of the Diocese of Tennes- 
see. 

Art. 2. The Constitution of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church in the United States of America is TuTh'JJrTty Sf 
hereby acceeded to and adopted, and its authority In uiou.^a^^ 
^ully recognized and acknowledged. 

Art. 3. A Convention of the Churches of this 
Diocese shall be held annually, at such time and 
place as the last preceding Convention may appoint; 
and the Bishop, or, if there be no Bishop, the 
Standing Committee, for any good or urgent cause 
moving thereto, may change the time and place ap- convention. 
pointed ; and, whenever he or they may deem it ex- 
pedient, may call a Special Convention at such time 
and place as he or they may think suitable ; giving 
always not less than four weeks' notice previous to 
the day appointed. 



74 CONSTITUTION. 

Art. 4. The Convention shall be composed of 

compoJ^a.°"' the clergy and lay delegates, constituting one do- 
liberative body. All ministers of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church canoiiically resident in this Dio- 
cese shall be entitled to seats in this ConveL'tion. 
Each Church in union with this Convention nin}* 

Liyr iitiegttU's. send three delegates, any one ot whom may repi'C- 
seut it in Convention. But no pei^son under Eccl^ 

de^^ajr.^lrhv ^^'^''^tical ccusuro oi' process shall be entitled to ^ 

^n'Jii'ri^'''"'"' ^^^^ 1'^ this Convention. 



Art. 5. Five members of the clerical, and five ^^ 
the lay order from dilferent congregations sli^^"^ 
biSine"J" "^ constitute a (piorum for the transaction of busiuo=5==*' 
but a smaller number may adjourn. 

^ ,, , Art. 0. In all matters that shall come before t ^^^ 

Both onioi-H 

onl^iTodjV' '" Convention, the clergy and laity shall deliben:^^^^^^ 
in one body, and the concurrence of a majority sh= — - ^" 
whona vote givc Validity to any measure; but when two me^::=^*^" 
bJ^JquTnu'r*^ bers require it, there shall be a vote l)y ordei-s. 

Art. 7. The IJishop shall be, ex officio^ rresidc:::::^^^^^^^ 
^^propiding of- ^^ ^^^ Convention. He may make any motion, l-^-^^it 
shall not enter into debate ; and he may deliver ■I3is 
hi'"^s'I'*^nVi- sentiments on any subject after it has been (■r^^*" 
"*^"*"' cussed, and before any vote thereon. If there be ^^ 

cer^?n"ti"fai)- Bisliop prcscut, a President shall be appointed frt^^^iii 

senoo of tijo , , , 

BiHiiop. the order ot the clergy. 

Art. 8. A Secretary shall be elected annuaMI-'j, 
whose duty it shall be to record the proceedings^ of 
the Convention, to notify the Churches generally^ of 
scnr('t:.ry- the tluic aud phicc of meeting of the Conventi ^:^^, 

Ills dutii-s. . . _ , ^*_i, 

to preserve its journals and records, to attest "tr/^e 
public proceedings of the body, and faithfully de- 
liver into the hands of his successor all books and 
I>apers relative to the concerns of the Convention 
which may be in his ]>ossession. A Treasurer shall 
Tnasurer. also be clccted aiuiually, wliosc duty it shall betCF 
receive and dislMirse the funds of the Convention, by 






CONSTITUTION. 75 

he order thereof. He shall render an account of 

Lift transactions to each Annual Convention. ""* ''"*"'"■ 

Art. 9. A Standing Committee of five persons, 
liree clerin'men and two laymen, (who shall he ,/^«."'*i"K 
onimunicants), shall he chosen at each annual 
txeoting of the Convention, with power to fill va- 
ancies in their body, and generally to perform all nuaii^^^" **"" 
>ther acts which may he required of tliem l)y the 
l^anons of the General Conventioi», or the Conven- 
ion of this Diocese. 

Art. 10. Each conccrecration shall, on Easter Mon- 
3av (or as soon thereafter as inav he) in each year '»*""> .'N<;««m1 ; 
Blect a Vestry, consisting of not less than five nor "^• 
more than eleven persons, who shall he male com- 
municants of the church, wliose duty it shall he to p„tj,., 
attend to the temporal concerns of the church. Thoy 
shall appoint two Wardens out of their own body, 
a Secretary and Treasurer; also delegates to the l)io- i,..w'*'^i»p..'inti 
cesan Convention ; and exercise all otlier powers 1 1 1>. ' 
vested in them by tlie usages of the Church; and 
thev sliall continue in office until a new Vestrv is „ 

• ^ ^ "^^ R««o t or t o 

chosen. In all meetin£n? of the Vestry, the Rector prMsi.it— <,r in 
shall preside ; or, in his absence, the Senior Warden, [ji;^.'*"" ^**'^" 
or one appointed by the body. 

Art. 11. The election of a Bishop of this Diocese 
shall be by nomination of a majority of- the clergy 
in Convention assembled, who shall have been ca- 
nonieally resident in the Diocese for the space of 
six months immediately preceding ; and if such nom- 
ination be confirmed by a majority of the laity in BM.opV ^^inHn^ 
said Convention, the person thus chosen shall be "•^'**'''"*'"^- 
declared duly elected. But no election shall be 
considered legal, unless a majority of all the con- 
gregations shall be j)resent by their delegates, and 
of all the clergy etitled to a seat in Convention. 

Art. 12. Any proposition for the alteration and 
amendment of this Constitution must be made in 



76 COXSTITUTIUN. 

writing, and assented to by a majority of the mc^m 
r(^l<iV\l\lll'u^^ bei-s in Convention. It shall tlien lie over for eoutrs id. 
oration until the next Convention, and shall reqvx ire 
for its a(h)i»tion the suffrages of two-tliirds of rlie 
ineniliers present. 



CANONS. 



CANON I. 

ox THE ADMISSION OP NEW CUURCIIES. 

Wbenover any number of persons, not less than pe^ri'Sns^e- 
teii, shall associate to form an Episcopal Church, they Tcu^rlV^ 
ehall adopt articles of association for their govern- ^"^*^^°- 
"inent, in which they shall acknowledge and accede 
to the Constitution, Canons, Doctrine, Discipline 
and worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
the United States, and the Constitution and Canons w»int is re- 

' ^ a 11 1 r e d o f 

of the Protestiint Episcopal Church in the Diocese ^"^*"*- 
of Tennessee; they shall assume a suitable name 
by which their Church or Parish shall be designated, 
and shall elect not less than five nor more than eleven 
Vestrymen, who shall be communicants. Qualified 
voters of Parishes shall be conmiunicants thereof 
and none others. A certified copy of the Articles 
of Association, and of the proceedings at their adop- 
tion, shall then be laid before the Convention for 
approval, and also a certificate from the Bishop, or, p,*^^'f,v„^J!,o^7J: 
in ease of his inability to act, or a vacancy in the {j^f o*Je*^th'e 
Episcopate, from a majority of the Standing Com- [vrtlfiJatS'Jf 
Hiittee, that notice was given him or them, at least nrsRop/o J 2f 
three months before the convention of the organi- nlmeer^in^his 
eation having taken pbice, and of his or their fiurd^ThlTr^ 
approval of the same. Delegates from the Church 
or Parish may then take their seats in the Conven- 
tion, and the Church shall be considered as united 
to the Convention and subject to its decisions. 

When Articles of Association shall not have been 
expressly adopted and laid before the Convention, tioTeJ^f^LJSl 
the "Form of Articles of Association for Congre- eJTwM toX 
j^tions," recommended by the Convention of 1868, "**^ 



78 CANONS. 

shall be the Articles of Association for the Churc^:i. ^s 
Articif.8tobe to be admitted, and all other Churches in unic^u 

changed only ^ ' ^^ 

?ent*o^f tb°e ^^'^^^ ^^^^' Convention of this JHocese; and such ai*-t:i- 
conTention. q\q^ shall not be changed, except with the cout^eK it 
of the Convention. 

CANON 11. 

OF THE RECEPTION OF CLERtJYMEX INTO THIS MuCES '^" 

No clergyman shall be admitted to the pastor^ "^ 
charge of any congregation in this Diocese withoi -^ 
producing to the Vestry thereof a certificate frof^^'"^ 
req Hired of tlic JMrtliop, Or, lu casc of a vacaucv m tlie Episcu -^ 
comfnVin^tS patc, froiu the Standing Committee, that he lia^ -^^^^ 

thin Diocese. , i , i • .1 *' . .1 o 1 • 1. —— . <f- 

produced to him or them testimonials of his reli@;-i5- => 
ions and moral conduct, as [>rescribed by the Canon -^ ^^^* 
of the General Convention. 

CANON III. 

OF TUE TRIAL OF A CLERGYMAN. 

Section 1. The trial of a clergyman in tliis Die* -^ ^^^ 
Fonnfti pr*'- ^^^-^^e sliall bc ou Written presentment made to th» ^ ** 
rKiTrg^^to bo Bishop (or, if tliere be no Bisliop, to the Standingi^ ^^S 
"^ *** Committee), specifying tlie oftenses of which th^ ^^^ 

accused is alleged to be guilty, with reasonable cei^ ^^" 
tainty as to time, phice, and circumstances, anc^'-' 
signed by the i>arty making it. And every presentr^ — 
ment of a clergyman shall be either by the ConveiL - 
tion of the Diocese, by the Vestry and Churcli 
iH^J hi! mlJde! Wardens of the Parish to w^hich such clergyman 
may belong, or by one or more Presbyters of the 
Church, entitled to seats in the Convention. 

Sec 2. A\Tienever, from public rumor or other- 
wise, the Bishop shall have reason to believe that 
any clergyman is under the imputation of having 
„. , . been *ruiltv of any offence or misconduct, for which 

Bi»hop IS r<'- e> J J ' 

quired to ny- \^q \f^ liable to bc tried, and that the interest of the 

point a coin- ' 

wni^ocftM.H^mi' Church requires an investigation, it shall be his 
S^^itherVii'e duty to appoint three persons, one of whom at least 
tTifoiVrgy. '*" «bail be a Presbyter, to examine the case; and if. 



CANONS. 79 

^.fter such examination, they shall decide that there 
is sufficient ground for presentment, tliey shall pre- 
sent the Clergyman accordingly. 

Sec. 3. A presentment being made in any one of 
trlie nriodes above prescribed, the Bisliop may dis- The Bishop 
Xiiiss it, if the facts stilted in. the presentment do not Iho^p'ieTenV'^ 
a.ppear to him to be such as constitute an offence ; IT/^jTpartl^l? 
or lie may allow it in part and dismiss the residue, K^Hmenaed.^^ 
if some of the facts stated in it constitute an offence 
£ind others do not; or he may permit it to be 
amended. When it shall be allowed in whole, or _ 

If approved 

in part, the Bishop shall cause a copy of it to be to I'o served in 
served on the accused ; and shall also nominate six 
Tresbyters of this Diocese entitled to seats in the 
Convention, and not parties to the presentment, 
three of whom shall be selected by the accused, and (Mmi-rror'tHuL 
their names notified in writing to the Bishop, within 
thirty days after he shall have received a list of the 
nominees; and if he shall fail to give such notifica- 
tion to the Bishop within the said thirtv days, the •♦'«t^«' ^>y the 
Bishop shall select three, and the Presbyters so 
selected shall form a Board for the trial of the 
accused, and shall meet at such time and place as 
the Bishop may direct and shall have power to j^,,\*",7!ivon *'* 
adjourn from time to time and from place to ])lace 
(but always within this Diocese) as they shall think 
proper. 

Sec. 4. A written notice of the time and place of 
"their first meeting shall be served on the accused at n^ftivo^'"^® ^^ 
\east thirty days before such meeting ; and also on 
one of the persons making the presentment. 

Sec. 5. If the whole number of three shall not 
attend at the time appointed for the first meetini^ of , 
the Board, two of them, if present, may ^^djourn J**J'^'^'^'JYe"^»«^ 
from time to time ; and if, after one adjournment or *^*^""- 
more, it shall appear to them improbable that the 
whole number will attend within a reasonable time, 



80 CANONS. 

then tlie accused, (or if he fails to do so) the Bishop, 
shall appoint auotlier of the six Presbyters nomi- 

in^h^J^Ju?" w iiated to complete the Board, who shall then pro- 
ceed to the trial ; and a majority of them shall 
decide all questions. 
Bishop Hhaii Sec 6. If, before the appointment of a Board for 

conf©sLVoit ^" his trial, the accused shall acknowledge the truth of 
the facts alleged in the presentment, the Bishop 
shall at once proceed to T>ass sentence. A failure to 

^o plea »«haU *■ *■ 

be j-quivorni to niake such an acknowledtrement shall be recrarded 
charges*. as a denial of the facts alleged. 

Sec 7. If the accused, after having received due 

notice of the time and place of meeting, shall not 

AbHi-noe of appear b.efore the Board of Presbyters appointed 

regaPdedT ^"^ for his trial, the Board shall proceed nevertheless 

as if he were present, unless there be some good 

cause for their adjourning till another day. 

Sec 8. AVlien the Board proceed to the trial, they 

sliall hear such evidence as shall be produced, which 

„.,. evidence shall be reduced to writinc;, and siirned by 

mayiK. sworn, the witiicsscs rcsiicctivelv ; and, at the desire of 

cither party, either l)arty, sworn to or affirmed by the witnesses 

resi»ectivelv, before the President of the Court. 

But should the accused, at the time of trial, or dur- 

pica of K'lii- ing its progress, confess the truth of the charges as 

Sithe"Hai-I»^ statcd iu the presentmet, the Board may dispense 

dcDce. " with hearing further evidence, and i)roceed at once 

to state to the Bishop what sentence tliey think 

ought to be pronounced. 

Sec 9. Upon the application of either party to the 
Deposition H Bishop, hc may a])point a Commissary to take the 
maybe tjikr-n. testimony of any material witness who, he is satis- 
fied, cannot be procured upon the trial. Such Com- 
missary may be either a Clergyman or a Layman, 
and the party so applying shall give to the other at 
least six days' notice of the time and place of tak- 
for eilinii n a" ing the testimony. And if the person on whom the 
witneBBea. Doticc shall be scrvcd shall reside more than forty 



CANONS. 81 

nilee from the place of examination, an additional 

lay's notice shall be given for every additional 

:wenty miles of the said distance; and both parties By whom ex- 

nay attend and examine the witness ; and tlie ques- 

ions and answers shall be reduced to writing, and 

dgned by the witness, and certified by the Coniniis- i,e%tmed"hy 

jary and enclosed under his seal, and transmitted to ly^' <^'^m°"«»"- 

:he Board, who shall receive them as evidence. A 

kvitness examined before such Commissary may be 

iworn or affirmed by him. 

Sec. 10. The Board, having (lelil»eratcly eonsid- «,!?:^r??o?i 
2red the evidence, shall detdare in a writing signed ^""^"""'^• 
by them, or a majority of them, their decision on 
die charges contained in the presentment, distinctly 
stating whether the accused is guilty or not guilty 
of such char<i:es, respectively ; and also statins the thov Miaii 
sentence which, in their opinion, should be pro- »'«^'»u*»^'- 
riounced ; and a copy of such decision shall be with- 
out delay communicated to tlie accused. And the bishop »haii 
)rigiual decision, together with the evidence, shall eilii["the*8entl 
)e delivered to the Bishop, w^ho shall pronounce irMhuirn^^Jt <*x- 
;uch canonical sentence as shall appear to him to be den>d by the 
proper, pro\dded the same shall not exceed in severi- verity, 
y the sentence recommended by the Board; and 
jueh sentence shall be final. Before pronouncing 
my sentence, the Bishop shall summon the accused 
ind any two or more of the Clergy to meet him at how pm- 
9uch time as he may appoint, and in such church as whe?er*' *""* 
be may designate, which shall be thrown open at 
the time to all persons who may choose to attend ; 
and the sentence shall then and there be publicly 
pronounced by the Bishop. But the Bishop may 
irrant a new trial to the accused, if he is satisfied p»"»«^^ n*'^ ^"»* 

^ ... by a new court. 

that justice requres it; in which case a new Board 
of Presbyters shall be appointed, the proceedings 
before whom shall be conducted as before men- 
tioned. 
Sbc. 11. All notices and papers contemplated by 



v"!'" ' '■- '-^-"^ '71' :c. —-if '•; s^T^T^i * J 4 •rLULmoner or sam- i 
r.".:ir-- :: "r- i77--.i:ii :;r :le purpose by the 
Z^l-:_ ■ . ii L —1 -7 -r:± -^:e :: ?i-;dl service shall 
'•r T— . Itl.t -It't- :'. Zi^ '.'^^ •:•: -••f-rviee by any 
:'.'..•:: --:•-.-!_- :- : -Ij... '.-z yT'-jv^r^l by the affi- 
L.-:: : -: 1 vr.-- i- A —rlr-s. norioe or paper 

---• .1- iT'l-r:-: T i. : i*^. ' Ivf: i: Lir last place of red- 
ItLt. -1^". T 1 — _r-L j. T^L—ierii service of such 

:' * - ->:.:-;- 7 - -"r: : : r -i :- :. 1 .-^-rv-r. that the service, 
sy: ..-- . - :: z..'. :-:> i-:... f_J:_. .-r s ii.r.ie or at least sixty 

>i:- 11 T.-r i. .^v-i nijiy have the priWlege of 
^:^/^^:~': s: 'v.ir::.^ '^t : :- -/. : in oa-e .>f the exercise of 
J .^-,-,-."::7~ '^"~- - T ri •■:"... rv. ::'.! :. : : T-.envise. the presenters 
I '^-I ' / V -Li". a>-' l..-.vr :*.r ".ikr rri-.-r.-ei^e: which counsel 
t:V ..J.M' ' -?'"-*--. -" ii-- ii-r-. ' r — T:..-'-:-rs •.•f the Protestant Epis- 

^i". 10. TL. rv rl :a". ".:::•:- :'r>.veeilings upon the 
: :' ;\ i.'.-rjy:_a:. shall ]»e preserved by 
^'C :..:..:" v.;iT.«i :V»r that purpose, shall, 
i.:\r ii n:-.i* 'i' .>: :.. * -. Iv':voro«i to their Secret;jry. 

C AX'-y IV. 
t:!:: ■ l:::. ^v :.i /::.■:. r .tTryvn the mektixos o^ 
73:: ■ N\ }n:: n. 
T!. • r.-:':;:ir ::■•:.'.;!: .. ■ : :Lv CitT:^ at tlic nioet^ 
i:.L'- ": ■:.'. ( 'vv. : •' :; > ■ ■: K^^-u-Aiii iniportauce tc^ 
th- :'.- :\-r «•:' tho V':. ::•■'.. i-.vl T:.is tliity is herehj^ 
'"•'.'.. I i: •?i -'.i-::.. ;■!..; :: ;< Li. rt.'l»y iiuule the <lut\^^ 
'•t' ^^-■ -v. r.,; r;ir:-r..< r-^ ::i:-ki' i'r.»vi>ion tV>r the ex— 
j.».'L-. - "i" tl;- ir I'ii-rjy in atr-.-ii.lini: Couvoiitioii, 

CAXOX V. 

MrNr>TK!i- r,y ?ai:i.-!ii:> t«» kekp a re<;ister. 
Sii'Ti'.N- 1. Tlio Parish liriri-tcr rcquiriMl by Ca- 
non XXIX., uf Tiio Gi'iioral Convention of 1832, shall 
.-|HMity tin; nniiio and the tiino of the birth of tlie 
'•IjiM haj.tizi^l, witli tin- nanios of tlic Parents aud 
Sj.ohsors ; the names of the adults baptized, aud the 



T'_- >-.vV 



CANONS. 83 

xvitnesses ; the names of the parties married, and 

of two or more special witnesses of the same, and 

"tlie place where the marriage was solemnized ; the 

x^ames of the persons buried ; and also the time at 

"wliich each rite was performed. It shall also con- 

^taiii the names of persons coniirmed, and a list of 

-the communicants. These Registers shall be kept ^^ ^ ^ 

T>y the Minister in a suitable book to be provided ^Jd^li^eSf^^d 

T>y the Vestry, which book shall be the Tarish Reg- JJ^ds fj^*\J^ 

ister, and shall be preserved by the Vestry as a part veutiy. 

of the records of the Church. 

Sec. 2. Every Minister of this Diocese shall, on 
or before the first day of every Annual Convention, Ministers to 
present or send to the Bishop (or, if there be no ParocWai re- 
Bishop, to the President of the Convention) a Re- 
port of his official acts during the past conventional 
year. Ministers in charge of Parishes shall give a 
statement of the number of persons baptized and 
confirmed in their Parishes since the last Annual 
Convention; the number of those who partake of 
the Lord's Supper, specifying the additions and re- 
movals that have taken place, and the number of 
marriages and funerals. Also, the number of puj^ils 
and teachei*s connected with the iSunday-schools; 

11 i /• 1 /'•\ ^^ - i» ^ *^ /^^ ^ •* What ?lloh 

and the amount of the " Otieniigs ot the ( liurcli, r<'p<'rt^* are to 

1 1 . 1*1 1 !• • Specify. 

stating the objects to winch sucli oticnngsaro appro- 
priated, and what has been done in compliance with 
' the requisitions of the Convention. Also, the name 
of the Treasurers of the Vestries or Congregations 
with which they may be conne<*ted as Rectors or 
officiating Ministers. The Parochial Rei)ort may 
also present concisely any other matters of fact 
which show the state of the Parish. 

Sbo. 8. In every case w^here a Parish is destitute 
of a Minister, the Register contemplated in tliis Ca- pj,^^f ^Jf/ VcMt?. 
non flhall be kept by some person appointed by the *"""" °^ ^^*® 



Parish, 

Vesby for that purpose. 

Sao. 4. The salary of the Bishop and all financial 



& 



84 CANONS. 

roportrt to be made to tlie Convoiitioii shall clc^»^ 
DiTj^^JIrnvv;!^^^^^ ^^'itli tlio (liocosjiii voar, whieli yoar shall ho«rin -^ou 
the first (lay of May and eiul with the last day of 
th(» tollowiiitir A[H'il. 

CAXOX VI. 

i>i:iii:(jATi:s to be cirosiox to kki'Kksknt the nux'ti^ ^E 

IX tJENKKAL COXVEXTIOX. 

The (N)nv('!ilion at each Annual Nfeetinir rfi -s-ill 
i)«'i.Mr:it... tn cIkmkc' Di'K'irati's to attend the (general C'ouventic.-:»n. 

thif (n'li.-rul 

loiivmiiou. And sliould the dtdeiration (.'h.'eted to represent t ^w 
Diocesan (uMUTal C'onvention be unable to atter*. '/, 
BisiM.y. Ml- ^''^'^^ ^^^^ Uishop (or, if* tliere be no Bisliop, t la* 
.•iVnol^iil'.i.V-^^ Standinir (.^)nlnlittee) sliall have power to appi>int: h 
*"' "'"■ (h'h 'irate or <leleirates in behalf of the Diocese. 

CAXOX VII. 

CEKTIFICATES TO UK REQlTKEn OF LAY DELEGATES TO 
THE DIOr'ESAX ('OXVEXTIOX. 

Skctiox 1. Tlie appointment of Tjay Delei^ates to 
F.:iy h.i.- |]j,» (Nmvi'ntion of tlie Hioeese sliall be certified in 
>:i.| <'...iv. n- xvritinir by the Itector, or Wai'den, or the Secretary 
of the Vestry, of the pi'oper Church. And no per- 
son shall be admitted as a Lay Deleirate in this 
»»o Hlvivt'.j-i Convention who is not a rei^istered Communicant in 
o;mtV"f "ill- the Parish which he claims to represent. Should 
piiiiin to npr"- uouc of tliosc appointed by the Vestry to represent 
the Conirreiration in Convention be present at the 
rneetint^ of the Convention, the Rector of the Par- 
tiirt-i!"n.T.-"^ ^^'^ may appoint one belon,i::ini^ to Iii.s Parish, who 
itMUu^utinn. j^jj.jii .^^.^ jj^ ^1^^ delegate thereof. 

Sec. 2. The TTniversity of the South shall be en- 

Univr^rsit.v.f titled to One Lav Delei^ate to the Convention, \vh*> 

tN'dtooneLuy sliall ])e a Ccmimunicaut, aiid who shall be elected 

at such time as the Viec Chancellor may appoint, by 

wilmn JiecteJl ^^*^ Communicauts who are at the time domiciled on 

the University domain. 



CANONS. 85 

CAXON VIII. 

OF LAY READERS. 

No person shall act as Lay Reader in. thirf Diocene to be ikenB- 
"^vitliout a license troin the Bisliop. <^p- 

CANON IX. 

PAROCHIAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Section 1. At each Annual Convention, assess- 
•inents shall be laid upon the several Parishes and gt.^JiouB*'^*^ 
:ini88ionary stations to provide for the support of the «»<^»**«'«i- 
^Episcopate for tlie ensuing year, and to meet the 
<2ontingent expenses of the Diocese, the same to be 
made by a committee consisting of one member 
from each Parish and missionary station represented commiueef °* 
in the Convention, which committee shall be ap- 
pointed by the President. 
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of each Treasurer or .., , . ,, 

•/ Duty of the 

^nancial agent of the various Parishes and stations f^rJan^mSSS- 
throughout the Diocese, to separate from all monies i;jjJ„^ii?MhS 
Hrhich may come into bin hands for the support of "J"^",""^ **•" 
llis Parish or Station, whether from pew rents, ofter- 
"tories, endowment revenue, donations, missionary 
^id, or otherwise, one-fourth part, which lie shall 
"^eiiiit from time to time, at not Ioniser intervals T'»rt of aii 

.- -• 1 1 1 rn i."^ T T . flllKl" to be ro- 

trjian three months, to the Ireasurer ot the Diocese, "'^rv.,! for tho 

• 1 1 . .1 -f. . li'iiifilation of 

A^'itli the entire amount ol the cnrront Linscopiite <'"i«v.nti..iirt^- 
ctud contingent assessnu»nts of his particular l^irish 
^Dr Station are liquidated in full, and said reserved 
fourth shall be required to be se])arated from the -n.*^ w„ni« to 
^L»hurch monies of each Parish or Station uiitil its ratAmd to'!^ 
^aid assessments are paid in full, and no longer, and iwsn'Tre'n 
shall in no case be used for any other pui-pose 
'^vhatever than that herein desigiuited; Procidcd, 
That monies received for the purpose of paying oft* 
old debts of the Parish, the purchase of church lots 
or the building of a church or of a rectory, or for 
B\\y specific object, other than the current expenses 



86 CANONS. 

of the Parish or Station, shall uot be subject to tl^errie 

deduction herein provided. 

Sec. 4. TheTreasurcroftlieDioceseshall regularF^— :ly 

charge the said assessment on his books against eac^^:a«li 
Treas^^ur^or^to Parfsh aud Statiou, Crediting the same with pa^ ..^y- 
ofHfiimjnMentH mcuts whcu uiadc, and shall report annually to th_*^.lie 
PariHh'eVrud Couveution tlic statc of his accounts with each Pa^-^rmr- 

ish and Station, whicli report shall be entered ^ on 

the Journal of the Convention. 



Sutioim. 



CANON X. 

THE MODE OF ORGAXIZTNG THE CONVENTION. 

To open with Tho Couventiou sliall bo opened with Morni ng 
prayer. Praycr, and a Sermon delivered by a Preact_]er 

appointed at the i)receding Convention by ^zzhe 
Bishop. A list of the Clergy entitled to seats sha. all 
then be called. The lJisln)p, or the President, stB-nH 
Commit too appoint a Committee of two Clergymen to exam? i^^ 
credentials, thc cortilicatos ot Lav Delegates, who shall repoi^ 
thereupon the names of such persons as are entitl<^ ^>^ 
to seats. The Convention shall then proceed t^ ^ 
elect a Secretary, wliich being done, the Bishop C '^ 
sern'turv!" ^^ Prc.-^idont sliull proiiouncc the Convention du[_,^ ^' 
organized. 

CANOX XI. 

OF TUK 1>KN.SI0N FUND. 

Skctiox 1. It is recommended to every Clerorv- "^ 

man having charge of a Pari.-^h in this Diocese, ami 

bo'"m'«Vr"at ^^ ^^^*^' AVanlens, where there is no Clergyman, to 

theFWL ^'"^ make a collection annually at Christmas, for creating 

a permanent fund in aid of asced and infirm Clerjrv- 

ohjiM't. men, together with the wi<lows and orphans of de- 

c e ase d C 1 e rgy men. 

Skc. 2. All moneys so collected shall be given in 

inan"V<;;i 'y cliargc to a Board of Trustees, consisting of two 

uhm.* Clergpnen and two Laymen, to be chosen by the 

Convention, of which Board the Bishop shall be, 

How c'liosen. , -it -A* 

cx qificfo, President, or, it there be no Bishop, the 



CANONS. 87 

I^resident of the Standing Committee. This Board 
ehall exercise a sound discretion in the appropria- 
tion of Pensions, and the Convention shall a])point eillrd/ ^ ** ' 
a Treasurer, to whom all contributions shall be for- 
-warded. Tlie Treasurer of the Pension Fund shall 
also be the Treasurer of the Episcopate Fund ; and in thin'^fSnd u> \»e 
case of a vacanc\\ a Treasurer shall be appointed by Smiic Epi»co- 

.1 -r^. 1 ^^ 1 . . 1 , . .. 1 -rx. P«te Fund. 

the Bishop, or Lcclesiastical authority ot the Dio- 
cese. 

CAXOX XII. 

OF THE KPISCOPATE FUND. 

Section 1. It is recommended to everj' Parish in 
this Diocese to make a collection on Easter-day in for tins fund to 

1 - . - * ^ l»e made on 

each year, towards creating a pennanent lund tor Fiiwter-aay. 

the support of the Episcopate. The Convention 

shall appoint tliree laymen to act as Trustees of said 

fund, to whose hands and those of the Trciu^urer the 

funds thus collected shall be entrusted, with any j^.^^^^^^ ^^ 

other monies or property which may be given by »"»""^««**' 

bequest or otherwise for this purpose. 

Sec. 2. The Trustees of this fund or the Treasu- 
rer under tlieir direction, shall safely invest the r>utyofTnifi- 
same for accumulation, until it shall reach the sum n.rin .ViargJ 
of fifteen thousand dollars, when the iiiten'st or in- " 
<:^ome shall be applied to the annual support of the 
-tTipiscopate. 

Sec. 3. All collections shall be remitted to the 
Treasurer, who shall make an annual rei>ort to the C'»iioction» 

' A to I.O nMiuttod 

<:3onvention. r/.rorn^.^S" 

CAXOX XIII. 

OF MISSIONS AND OF EDUCATION FOH THE .MINISTRY. 

Section I. The Churcli of Christ being essc^nti- 
»lly a missionary institution, and every })art thereof «hunii to pro^ 
]>ledffed, by the Christian profession, to the sui>port lyMork »nd 

i. X? \r. . 1 -111 . /.^'"^ I'.liication 

of the Missionary work; and the education of «'f y'lng im-n 

«,..,. _ for tho Minis- 

young men for the ministrv boing necessary to the try. 



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Where loc-nt- 



88 CANONS. 

furtherance of the gospel in tlie same work: it 

solemnly urged upon every member of the Chu n -jm^ ]i 

that he consider liis Christian profession as invol" is- 

ing direct obligation to promote these olyeeta. 

Sec. 2. There shall be two Missionary Comm^ _4it- 

MiM-ion.iiy tees, cacli comi)osed of tliree Clergymen and thr»- — ee 

Laymen, to be elected at each Annual Conventirzrraon, 

of which the Bishop shall be, cjr qfficiOy Chairma — ^n; 

one located at Memphis to take charge of the ni^:r-ji8- 

t?J- sion w^ork in West Tennessee, the other at Nats* di- 

vine to tiike charge of the mission work in the r re- 
mainder of the Diocese. They shall each elect^fcn a 
Treasurer, who shall receive and disburse mnn ^ lim 
collected in their respective districts for Diocet^ sm 

ami Treasiirtn Missious, uudcr the direction of the Committ^^»eos. 
They shall elect each a Secretary, who shall be the 

airents of the Committees. 

iSkc. 3. That each member of the Clergy be re- 
commended to make a collection each (piarter f'nv 
i,.*^:^'';;',^,^'''/'.; ].)i(u*esan Missions, the proceeds of which sliall bo 
"""'"•'"'*"''• transmitted to the Treasurer of the CNunmittoc* of 
his particular district. 

Sm(\ 4. Xo bcnciici-jry or Missionary shall be *^V' 

pointed without the wr'ilteu consent of the Hisl a -^^V 

:.i«'i;iiMwjri..iii- of tlie l)ioee^e; or, in ease there should be "^^' 

I)isho|>. the Stan<ling Committee of the sam«\ wl^ "«• * 

ronsent .-•IkiII be entered on the minutes. 

Skc. ."). At cvrry annual meeting of t!ie Cc.»^^ 
uiittee, the Se<-retury of tin' same shall submit a ^^ 
■iw\'Ty-'!'U-''-- I'*"'^ ^^*' ^''^' transactions ol' the year then terminate*— "^ 
';;.;;;:''"''''''•' whi«-lu with tlie Treasurer^ report of the recei/ ■ ^'^'^ 
and ex^K'uditures, shall l)e laid l)efore the Convt* -^*'' 
tion. 

Skc. 0. \'acaneies in the Committee, occurrii*" '*^' 
iMMuT'lri/y during the recess of the Convention, may be sii^^/'" 
(■..iiunitt.... p^-^,^| i^y ^jj^ Committee. 



CANONS. 



89 



CAXOX XIV. 

OF THE SKCRETAKY OF THE COXVENTIOX. 

ECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the Secretary 
raiirtinit annually to each of the IJi^hoiJS of tlie 
testant Ei)iseopal Church iu the United States 
to tlie Secretary of the House of Clerical and 
Deputies iu the General Convention, to the 
iseri'ator of Ecclesiastical Documents appointed 
the (ieneral Convention, and to the Secretary of 
ry Diocesan Convention, a copy of the Journal 
Convention ; and he shall request the last to send 
ies of their Journals in excliange. lie shall also 
ismit a coi)y to every Clergyman and Lay Dep- 
attending the Convention, and forward by mail, 
ass otherwise directed, ten copies to every 
irch in the Diocese. 

EC. 2. AVhenever there shall be a vacancy in the 
*e of Secretaiy of the Convention, the duties 
reof shall devolve on the Secretary of the Stand- 
Committee. 

EC. 3. Any exi>ense incurred by a compliance 
I the several sections of this Canon, shall l)e 
I out of the Contingent Fund of the Diocese. 

CAXOX X\, 

OF THE KK<;iSTllAH nF THE DIOCKSK. 

ECTlux 1. There shall be a licgistrar of the Dio- 
*, to be n|»[n)inted by tlu» C(Uivcntion on nomina- 
i of the r>ishop, whnse duty it shall be to collect 
preserve such pa})crs, illcs, repiwts, journals, 
irds an<l other documents, relative \o the history 
the Church iu this Diocese*, as are now or may 
eafter become the ]>roperty of this Convention, 
. to keej) the same in some safe an<l accessible 
?e, where the members of Convention may in- 
ct them. 

Ibc. 2. The Kegistrar shall be authorized to ex- 
nge, each year. Journals of this Diocese with the 



S*'T<*tftry of 
Convention. 



HiM duiios 



VflonnoioR In 
otfi <• e — how 
tilltMl. 



Expon!*o« of 
o fH r o t o li o 
jmitlout ot Ctin- 
tinici-uT Fund. 



lioai.-tmr of 
('••iiv«'niion. 



Hiiw cliO'^on. 



His iiuti«'ri. 



90 



CANONS. 



FurllH'i 
lies. 



oril<T?'. 



Kciristrar orSocTotary of every other Diocese, which 
journal sliall become the i>roi>erty of this Conven- 
tion. 

Skc. 3. I To nliall l>e provided with a suitaWe 
rt'MujM^Vr.y hook, ill whicli lie shall enter the declaration re- 
<i»-n.na"cou. qnired hv Artide VII. of the Constitution of the 

v«*nti«iii to \»' -^ ' , 1 / ,1 1 • 1 Tf • 1 o 

(ik><i with tiH- I'rotestant hpisi-opal C hnreh in the Lnited otatess 
wliK'h shall he suhserilu'd to by even' person, pi^ 
vious to ordination in this Diocese. He shall make 
an entry of the time and jjhiee of each owUuatiou in 
''"■ said hook, with the names of all the Clergy assisting 
in the services; said entry to he authenticated ^itH 
the seal of the otKciatinjr Bishop. He shall also, a't 
the iHMiuest of the Bisho[), issue a "Letter of Or- 
ders" tt) each Cleriryman so ordained, which shai* 
he sii;:ned hy the IVishop and attested by the Regies^ 
trar. 

Skc. 4. He shall be provided with a hook, \^^^ 
^ , which he shall enter the nalne^: of all confirmed i^^^ 

To kiM'jt ii 

liMnftiuMM.n- ^IjJj^ Diocese, fi'oni the list furnished hv the Bishoi '» 

in accordance with ]{nhrir No, ,}, at the end of tli— -'^ 
r itechism and Diircst of Canons, Title T, Cano^^^ 

xir,M[i.] 

Sec T). lie shall nn-cive and tile all deeds of lanitT' i 
buildinirs, transters, deeds of iri ft, devises, and othe t:^ 
evidences of title, etc., which he shall catalo«i:iie,hav — 
inir seen iirst that tlu' sanit^ are entered and recorded -» 
accnrdini!; \o law. JIc shall report annually to thi-"^ 
Cnnvention, ujjon tlu' conditinn of the various bookr^ 
and documeifts in his kec]»in,ir, and what addition.-^ 
have been made since the previous Convention- 
rj.on his I'csiirnation of the ()fH<-e, he shall tjivct 
].o>sesM(>n <»f whatever may be in his charire a;* 
Jieiristrai', to his successor in otHce. 



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OF KLKCTIoNS. 

Si'.cTinN 1. All the OtHccrs of this Convention- 



CANONS. 91 

iD be elected by ballot; but elections by ballot ^i^JSTcf *b * Cf. 

y be dispensed with by a unanimous vote of the "tionr^**^*^" 

nvention. 

Jec. 2. In all cases of failure, or omission to elect officer to 

cers by the Convention, the persons last elected Mu.co8*'Hors"Sre 

Jl continue in office until others be chosen. 

CANON XVII. 
Ibction 1. No proposed alteration or addition to 

Canons shall hereafter be considered by the oT^nm^en^S^- 
ivention, unless at least one day's previous notice ITJill oveV^onl 
given thereof, in open Convention, nor, unless '^^ ^^ "^****"' 
unanimous consent, until such alteration or addi- red to a com- 
I shall have been referred to, and reported upon »»y unanimous 

^ *■ <oTi»ent; oth«r- 

a committee ox at least two 1 resbyters and one wIm. 
Tian. 
»EC. 2. Any Canon may be suspended tempora- PunpfiiHion 

1 . , of Cauon. 

', by unanimous consent. ^ 

CAXOX XA^III. 
Section 1. Whenever there shall be a repealing 
use in any Canon, and the said Canon shall be Effect of ro- 
ealed, such repeal shall not be a re-enactment of m'cmfou/"^^ 
Canon or Canons repealed by the said repealing , 

use. 

Jec. 2. The provisions of this Canon shall also 
)ly to Canons heretofore passed having repealing 
uses. 

CANOX XIX. 

LING VACANCIES DURING RECESS OF CONVENTION. 

-Vbere there is any vacancy by death, resignation 
>therwise, in any office where the officer is elected 
this Convention, the Bishop shall make an ap- 

^,, , -1 1 • Bifhop has 

atment to till the vacancv until the next session powir to en 

*' Ya('anci(^s> 

the Convention. This Canon shall apply to 
letees of all literarj- institutions as well as to the 
(yrs elected by the (Convention. This shall only 
ly in cases not provided for by the Constitution, 
Canons already established. 



92 CANONS. 

CAXOX XX. 

OF PARISHES NOT ENTITLED TO REPRESENTATION • 

AVheii any Parish sliall fail, for three suceesftiv^o 

years, to elect or appoint a delegate to the Diocesa. ■ 

Convention, or sliall be in arrears to the Episcopal 

^ ^, for tliree successive vears, or shall fail for three su^i:^ — 

On til <• ji u- »' ' 

SmHn«\*' -ii" ^'^"^^'^'^ years to make a report to the Conventio ^»^ 
iJ-K"^ * " through a Minister or some other person appoints ^^--^ 
by the Vestry, such Parish may, upon resolution tm^ * 
the Convention, be declared not to be entitled to ^ 
rei)resentation in the Convention and shall so cor :::^"*" 
tinue until otherwise declared by the Convention. 

CAXOX XXI. 

Form.'i (';.- All former Canons of "this Convention are hereb-^ri >y 

non. n.,.,.i<:.i. i-ej^ealcd. 



ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION 

FOR PARISHES. 



ADOPTEITBY THE CONVENTION .OF 1868. 



ARTICES OF ASSOCIATION 



WuEREAs, the following named persons, communicants of the •Protestant 

piscopal Church, residents in .• , and vicinity, in 

ennossee, viz : with others, have associated 

>gether for the purpose of organizing a parish according to the doctrines, 
isciplino and worship of the Protostant Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of 
ennessoe. They do hereby declare the following to be the articles and con- 
itions of their aissociation : 

1. The title of this parish shall be the Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen 

r 

2. The parish acknowledges and acceeds to the Constitution, Canons, 
doctrines, Discipline and AVur.-^hip of Protestant Episcoi)al Church, in th<5 
►iocese of Tennessee. 

3. The affairs of this parish shall be conducted by the Rector, Warden, 
fid Vestry thereof, according to the Constitution and Canons of the church. 
he Rector, when present, shall ])reside, ex officio^ at the meetings of the vestry. 

4. The Rector of this parish shall be elected by the Wardens and Vestry- 
icn,in open meeting duly convened for that purpose. 

5. The Wardens and Vestrymen of this parish shall all be registered 
ommunic«nts of the same. 

6. This parish or any trustees in whose name the pr«)j>erty of the parish 
hall be vested, shall not by deed or by any other means, without the consent 
f the Bishop in whose Diocese this ])arish shall for the time canon ically be, 
inder his hand, or in case of a vacancy in the Episcopate, of the Standing 
yommitteo of said Diocese, by a major number thereof, under thfir hands, 
)reviously had and obtained, grant, alien or otherwise dispose of any lands, 
ncssuages, tenements or hereditaments in them vested for the use and benefit 
»f said parish, nor charge nor encumber the same to any person whomsoever. 

7. All real estate shall vest in the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Jhurch, of the Diocese of Tennessee, in trust for this parish. 



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PAROCHIAL KEPORT. 



7b thf lit. i?t'i'. Bishop uf thf Ihncrxr nf T»:nn<>i«cc : 

Report of tho l*arish of 

in ,in tho count\- of. ,for the yt*ar 

ending) 18... 

Congregation: Adults, ; Children, ; 

Total nuinhor of Individuals 

Baptisms: Adult>, ; Infants, , Total 

Confirmed : 

CoMMryiCANTj* : Addi?d anew 

Removal into the Parish 
" from " 

Rppelhni 

Died 

Present number 

Marriages: 

Burials : '. 

Public Services: On Sundays, : On other days, ; 

Total 

Children Catkchiskd: Number of timoi« 

Sunday School: T«'ueher.> — Male, ; Femah-, ; Total 

]>u|,ils— Male, ; Femab', ; Total 

Bible Class: Mrmbrrs 

Collections: C»»mmuni(»n Aim*, $ 

AVeekly OllVrtMry, $ —Total S 

ArPROl'RiATKD : Support i»f tht; Kj)i<co]iato ."> 

Contingent. Fund of Convention $ 

IN'n-iioH Fund (Chriatmas Colh^etion) $ 

Kpi.-eopnti' Fund (K'ljjtor Collf('ti<»n) }? 

I)i»>e. Mi>s. and Etlucational Fund i> 

I)oni. and f«>r Mis>. Si>e Dom ^ 

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Other ]iurpo.-«s ^ 

Amount of i n ilel it I'dn •■>.-. (d' tin- Parisli § 

Amount of Salary ('Irrgyim-n i> entitled to reorive $ 

Arrears of Salary, if any $ 

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PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 



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Diocese of Tennessee, 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, CHATTANOOGA, 



ON THE 



24ih, 23th mid 2fnh of 3Iay, 1871. 



NASHVILLE, TENN.: 
PAUL A TAVEL, STEAM BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 48 UNION-ST. 

1871. 



OFFICERS OF THE DIOCESE. 



Bishop of the JJiocene. 
Rt. Rev. CHAKLES TODD QUINTARD, D.D, LL.I)., Memphis. 

Secretary of the Convention. 
Rev. JOHN M. SCHWRAR, Nashvilk.. 

Attorney for the Diocese. 
ALBERT T. McNEAL, Esq., Bolivar. 

Examininy Chaplainat. 

Rev. J. T. WHEAT, D.D., Rev. M. S. ROYCE, 

for West Tennessee. for Middle Tennessee. 

Rev. GEORGE N. JAMES, for East Tennessee. 

Preacher of Convention Sermon. 
Rev. EDWARD BRADLEY. 

Preacher of the Otey Sermon. 
Rev. GEORGE WHITE, D.D. 

Treasurer of the Diocese. 
FREDERICK W. SMITH, Esq., Memphis. 

Trustees of the Episcopate Fund. 
Mr. E. P. McNEAL, Mr. D. I WELLS, Mr. W. B. MILLER. 

Treasurer of the Episcopate and Pension Fund. 
WILEY B. MILLER, Esq., Memphis 



OFFICERS OF THE DIOCESE. 



Trustees of the University of ike South for the Diocese of Tennessee. 

Rev. EDWARD BRADLEY, Mr. JOHN D. PHELAN, 
Mr. GEORGE R. FAIRBANKS. 



Treasurei' of the University of the South for the Diocese of Tennessee. 
WILEY B. MILLER, Esq., Memphis. 

Registrar of the Diocese, 
Rev. CHARLES F. COLLINS/Mason. 

Standing Committee. 

Rev. J. T. WHEAT, D.D., Memphis. 
Rev. GEORGE WHITE, D.D., Memphis. 
Rev. JAMES CARMICHAEL, Memphis. 
Mr. WM. H. STEPHENS, Memphis. 
Mr. JOHN P. TREZEVANT, Memphis. 

Deputies to the General Convention. 

Rev. JOHN THOS. WHEAT, D.D., Mr. FRANCIS B. FOGG, 

Rev. JOHN M. SCHWRAR, Mr. GEORGE R. FAIRBANKS, 

Rev. JOHN A. HARRISON, D.D., Mr. JAMES B. CRAIGHEAD, 

Rov. JAMES CARMICHAEL, Mr. JOHN F. JETT. 

Trustees of the General Theological Seminary. 

Rev. JOHN A. HARRISON, D.D., 
Rev. RICHARD HINES, D.D., 
Mr. FRANCIS B. FOGG. 



CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE, 

May, A.D. 1871. 



Right Reverend CHARLES TODD QUINTARD, D.D., LL.D., 

St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis. 

V, EDWARD BRADLEY, St. Paul's Church, Franklin. 

^v. GEORGE BECKETT, St. Peter's Church, Columbia. 

5v. J. HIBBARD BOWLES, St. John's Church, Buntyn. 

^v. JAMES CARMICHAEL, Grace Church, Memphis. 

ftev. ROBERT A. COBBS, Cleveland. 

tev. CHARLES F. COLLINS, Trinity Church, Mason, and St. Matthew's 

Church, Covington. 
Sev. JOSEPH CROSS, Editor of the "Banner of the Church," Memphis. 
Jer. EDWARD DENNISTON, residing in Georgia. 
*Rev. HENRY DUNLOP, absent in Europe. 
lev. WILLIAM J. ELLIS, St. Anne's Church, Edgefield. 
Rev. JOHN GORDON, residing in Little Rock. 
lev. WILLIAM GRAHAM, Christ Church, Nashville. 
lev. WILLIAM C. GRAY St. James's Church, Bolivar. 
iev. GEORGE C. HARRIS, St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis. 
iev. JOHN A. HARRISON. D.D., St. Luke's Church, Jackson. 
Rev. C. S. HEDGES, D.D., St. Thomas's Church, Somerville, and Im- 

mannuel Church, LaGrange. 
•Rev. WM. T. HELM, St. Peter's Mission, Nashville. 
Rev. RICHARD HINES, D.D., Memphis. 

•Rev. LUCIAN HOLMES, professor. University of the South, Sewanee 
Rev. THOMAS W. HUMES, D.D., Knoxville. 
Rev. GEORGE N. JAMES, St. Alban's Mission, Cleveland. 
iev. HARVEY 0. JUDD, Deacon, officiating nt Tullahoma. 
^Bev. F. A. JUNY, S.T.D., professor. University of the South, Sewanee. 



Yl CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE. 

Rev. WILLIAM MOWBRAY, St. Paul's Chnrch, Chattanooga. 
Rev. WILLLVM MUNFORl), Dencon, St. Lazarus Church, Memphw. 
Rev. CHARLES C. PARSONS, Deacon, Church of the Good Shepbert:: 

Chelsea. 
*Rev. JOSEPH JAMES RIDLEY, D.l)., Zion Church, Brownsville. 
Rev. SAMUEL RINGGOLD, Trinity Church, Clarksville. 
Rev. MOSES S. ROYCE, Church of the Holy Trinity, Nashville. 
Rev. JOHN M. SCHWRAR, Church of the Advent, Nashville. 
Rev. F. A. SHOUP, professor, University of the South, and Rector of 

St. Paul's on the Mountain, Sewanee. 
Rev. J. HOWARD SMITH, St. Johns Church, Knoxville. 
Rev. HENRY H. SNEED, Trinity Church, Winchester. 
-Rev. J. N. TEMPLE, residing in Kentucky. 
Rev. .1. THOMAS WHEAT, D.D., St. Lazarus Church, Memphis. 
^Rev. PETER WAGER, Memphis. 

Rev. EDWIN A. WAGNER, Church of the Redeemer, Shelby ville. 
Rev. GEORGE WHITE, D.D., Calvary Church, Memphis. 
■Rov. JAMES J. VAULX, St. Saviour Mission, near Memphis. 



* Abnent from the Convention. 



I 



iX DELEGATES OF THE DIOCESE, 

May, A.D. 1871. 



^CIS B. FOGG. 
JAM B. REESE. 
SHACKLEFORD.* 
ZY B. MILLER. 
JAM B. HAMLIN.* 
)ERICK W. SMITH.* 
S. PICKETT, alternate. 
MK M. HIGHT. 
RLES A. DAVIDSON. 
UNCY MYNDERSE. 
WELLS. 

McNEAL. 
)ME HILL. 
i'ERSON DAVIS.* 
LIAM H. STEPHENS.* 
:.. 0. WOODSON. 
RY HICKMAN. 
ARD J. KINZEL.* 
B. MANN.* 
)B THOMPSON. 
RICHARDSON HUNT. 
LIAM S. REID.* 
MAS F. PERKINS, J K. 
. i»E GRAFFENRIED. 
lARD B. SOMERVELL. 
. MALONE.* 
LIAM T. MACLIN.*^ 

EWELL. 
. BLLSS. 
ES ORR. 



POLK G. JOHNSON.* 

CHARLES W. BEAUMONT.^ 

HUGH H. POSTON.* 

WM. DORRIS, alternate. 

M. M. MILLER. 

J. C. PETTUS.* 

E. M. MALLORY,* 

EDMUND COOPER.* 

R. F. EVANS. 

C. S. JUDD.* 

J. B. KILLEBREW. 

FINES EWING.* 

EDWARD ROSS.* 

JOHN J. W. PAYNE. 

S. B. STOCKARD.* 

A. D. DRUMMOND. 

JOHN ROBERTS. 

JAMES B. CRAIGHEAD. 

FRANC. M. PAUL.* 

BENJ. LILLARD, alternate. 

E. C. BOYLE.* 

W. F. ORR. 

GEO. R. WILLIAMSON. 

EDMUND D. BRAY. 

HENRY E. CANNON. 

LEVI JOY.* 

(JEORGE R. FAIRBANKS. 

JOHN D. PHELAN. 

T. F. SEVIER.* 

O. F. HILL. 



nt from the Convention. 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST O-rVY. 



Chattanooga, Tenn., Wednesday, May 24, 1871. 

This being the day appointed for the Thirty-ninth Annual Con- 
vention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Ten- 
nessee, after Divine service by the Rev. J. Howard Smith, Rev. 
William C. Gray, and Rev. Samuel Ringgold, the Convention ser- 
mon was preached by the Bishop, from St. John, xiv. 1. 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Bishop, assisted 
by the Rev. J. Thomas Wheat, D.D., Rev. Joseph Cross, D.D., and 
Rev. William Mowbray. 

Immediately after service, the Bishop called the Convention to 
order. 

The Secretary called the roll of clerg}'men belonging to the Dio- 
cese, of whom there were present as follows : 

Reverends Edward Bradley, George Beckett, J. Hibbard Bowles, 
James Carmichael, Charles F. Collins, Joseph Cross, D.D., Edward 
Denniston, William Graham, William C. Gray, George C. Harris, 
John A. Harrison, D.D., Richard Hines, D.D., Thomas W. Humes, 
D.D., George N. James, William Mowbray, Charles C. Parsons, 
Samuel Ringgold, Moses S. Royce, John M. Schwrar, F. A. Shoup, 
J. Howard Smith, Henry H. Sneed, John Thomas Wheat, D.D., 
Edwin A. Wagner, and George White, D.D. 

The Rev. Dr. White and the Rev. Mr. James were appointed a 
Committee on Credentials, Avho reported the following Lay Dele- 
gates as duly elected : 



10 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

Christ Churrh^ XashvilU. — Francis B. Fojrg, William B. Reese, and 
J. 0. Shackleford. 

Calvary Churchy Memphis. — ^Wile^- B. Miller, Wm. B. Hamlin, and 
Frederick W. Smith; Wm. S. Pickett, alternate. 

Si. Pauls Church Chattanooga. — F. M. Hight, tlhas. A. Davidson, 
and Chauncy Mynderse. 

St. James's Churchy Bolicar. — D. I. Wells, E. P. McNcal, and Jerome 
Hill. 

St. Lazarus' Churchy Memphis, — Jefferson Davi.s, Wm. H. Stephens, 
and Will. O. Woodson. 

Church of the Epiphany^ Knoxville. — Henry Hickman, Edward J. 
Kinzel, and F)d. B. Mann. 

Grace Church, Memphis. — Jacob Thompson, and Wm. Richardson 
Hunt. 

St. Pauts Church, Franklin.— \y. S. Reid, Thomas F. Perkins, Jr., 
and M. Fontaine de Graffenried. 

Trinity Church, Ma^on. — R. B. Somervell, S. W. Malone, and William 
T. Maclin. 

St. Peter s Church, Columbia. — R. S. Ewell, W. S. Bliss, and James 
Orr. 

Trinity Church, Clarksrille. — Polk G. Johnson, Charles W. Beaumont, 
and Hugh H. Poston ; Wm. Dorris. altornale. 

*S7. Lukes Church, Jacknon.—yi. M. Miller, J. C. Pettus, and K. M. 
Mai lory. 

t.'hurrh o/ the Redeemer, SheWyriVe. — Edmund Cooper, R. F. Evans, 
^\\i\ Charles S. Judd. 

Grace Church, Monft/omery rounfy. — .1. B. Killcbrow, Fines Ewini:, 
aud Edward Ross. 

Trinity Church, Winchester. — John J. W. Payne, and S. B. Stockard. 

St. Mattheics Church, Covington. — .V. D. Drummond. 

Church of the Advent. XfLshville. — .lohn Roberts, James H. Craighead, 
and Franc. M. Paul; Benjamin Lilhird, alternate. 

Tli<* n'port \va.« rocoive«l, an<l the iVjlJowing Lay Delegate.s an- 

M..>srs. Wiley ?». Miller, William S. PickiMt, F. M. Iliftht. Cha.-^. 
A. iJavi.lson, D. T. W.'lls, E. P. MoNoal, .I.toiho Hill,' Will. 0. 
Woo<l.s<»n, Henry Hickman, Jacob Thompson, Thos. F. Porkins, Jr., 
M. FontaiiHj do Orati'i'inio.l, K. D. Somcrvll, P.. S. Ewell, W. S. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 11 

Bliss, William Dorri.s, M. M. Miller, R. F. Evans. John J. W. 
Payne, A. D. Drummond, John Roberts, and B«jnjamin Lillard. 

The Rev. Dr. Hines was re-electe<l Socretary, and doclint,*d, 
whereupon the Rev. John M. Scliwrar wm* elected. 

The Bishop apiK)intod the followin<:^ committees: 

Commiitet on Xew Parishes. — llev. Messrs. Heokeit and Bowles, of* 

iHe clerjy, and Messrs. Ewell and Wells, of the laity. 
« 

Committee on Canons. — Rev. Drs. Wheat and Harrison, and Kev. Mr. 

GrTay, of the clergy, and Messrs. Fairbanks and M. M. Miller of the 

1 ^.ity. 

Committee on Finance. — Rev. Messrs. Bradley, .lames, Shoup, and Par- 
>^<jns, of the clerj^^-, and Messrs. Jerome Hill, Thompson. McNeal, and 
i-^oberts, of the laity. 

Committee on the State of the Chnrrh. — Kev. Me>srs. Carmicliael, 
-I-5oyce, and Smith, of the clerjry, and Messrs. Hi;!;ht and Lillard, of the 
1 «ity. 

Committee on Unfinished Business. — Kev. Dr. Cross, and .Mr. l*iek<*it. 

Committee on the Church Home. — Rev. Messrs. l*arsons and Mnwbray, 
« "»f the clerj^y, and Messrs. Perkins and Somervfll, of the laity. 

Committee on the Canfiehl ('olored Orphan Asylum. — K«rv. Mi<-rs. 
<IJollins and Sneed, of the olerjry. and Messrs. Thomjison and Woodson, 
« Jf the laity. 

On motion of the Rev. I>r. Hjinis«»i], Mi. Wiley 15. Mill-r w-iA 
*^i>Yo\x\\.Q(!i Tr»*asnrer of th'^- I)io«-"-e, y//o /> ni., in ili*- ;ib.-«-ii'«> .,f 
^Ir. Frederick \V. ^^nlith. 

The Rev. Mr. Gray Mrr^'red tiit^ f-iUowintj n— Jul ion, wlii'li -am.- 
•^-'lopted: 

Btsolrcdt That visiiini: el»-rs:ymen, who niu\ ';♦• pr«-.-<'rit fJurin*.^ ilir •.«••*- 
***<^n of the Convention, iie Invited to sejit- in tin- ('ori\<-niioii. 

The Rev. Henry «.'. ILtni-, o: tl.i- Di-. : >: .\Ii.".-i>i.-;i|fj.i, v/.i-" 

^^<.^cordingly invited t'» ;. -r-.-.J ::i 'ii-r «.'/riv»fi! ;•.::. 

On motion, the <J>r.v-;:.*'.'..:i •■. '/'y.. •' ■ .'.; *'j-i:»"rro\v i:rj\u\iij^ 
'^t o'clo-k. 



12 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 



Thursday Morning, 9 o'clock. 

After morning prayer, by the Rev. Dr. Harrison and the Rev. 
Mr. Parsons, the Convention was called to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the proceedings of yesterday 
were read and approved. 

Tlie Rev. Mr. Ellis, the Rev. Dr. Hedges, and the Rev. Mr. _ 
Miuitbrd, of the clergy, and Messrs. Mynderse, Fogg, Reese, James -sa 
Orr, Killebrew, and Craighead, of the laity, appeared and took ^g^ 

their seats. 

The Rev. Dr. Wheat, chairman of the Standing Committee, sub — -^r: 
mittcMl the following report, which was received : 

Reiwrt of the Standing Committee. 

May 30, 1870. — The Standing Coramittee met, and elected the Rev. Db^ev. 
Wheiit, President, and the Rev. Dr. White, Secretary. The canonicf=3B/ 
testimonial was granted to Mr. Edwin Wickens, applying to be ordains- </ 

DcMCon. 

Jinu: xfh. — Consent was given to the consecration of Rev. Wm. W. 
Nilos, Bishop elect of the Diocese of New Hampshire. 

Ju/j/ 2(\th. — The canonical testimonial was given to Rev. D. Breck 
Ilamsoy, applying to be ordained Priest. 

October \si. — The canonical testimonial was granted to Mr. A. D. 
Driuninond, applying to be ordained Deacon; and to Mr. Wm. Wright, 
applying to be received as a candidate for orders. 

November 10///. — The canonical testimonial was given to the Rev. H. 
11. Sneed, Deacon, applying to be advanced to the Priesthood. 

February •^, ISTl. — The canonical testimonial was given to Mr. Robert- 
son, jipplyinji to be admitted a candidate for Orders. 

Mtirrh 1th. — The canonical testimonial was given to Mr. Charles Car- 
rol I^irsons, applying to be ordained Deacon. 

April 'i:^ih. — The canonical testimonial was given to Mr. Peter Wager, 

ai)plving to be ordained Deacon. 

J. T. WHEAT, President 

GEO. WHITE, Secretary. 

May LM, 1871. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 13 

The Rev. Mr. Beckett, chairman of the Committee on New 
Parishes, submitted the following report. The recommendation 
'was adopted, and the new parishes were admitted : 

. Heport of the Committee on New Parishes. 

Your committee would respectfully report, that the application of the 
parish of ** St Paul's on the Mountain," Sewanee, is in due and regulax' 
form. 

The applicatic^ of " St. John's, Buntyn," is regular in all respects, 
isrith the exception of wanting two weeks of the canonical requisition of 
thtee months' formal notice to the Bishop of the Diocese. 

Your committee would respectfully recommend the temporary suspen- 
sion of the canon in question, and that the two parishes be received and 
added to those of the Diocese. 

GEO. BECKETT, Chairvian. 
J. H. BOWLES, 
R. S. EWELL, 
D. I. WELLS. 

The Rev. Dr. White, chairman of the Committee on Credentials, 
reported the following Lay Delegates as duly elected, and the del- 
egates were admitted : 

St. Paul's on the Mountain^ Sewanee. — John D. Phelan, Georj;e R. 
Fairbanks, and T. F. Sevier. 

Se, Anne's Church, Edgejield—E. C. Boyle, W. P. Orr, and G. R. 
Williamson. 

Si. John's Churchy Buntyn* — Edmund D. Bray, Henry E. Cannon, and 
Ijevi Joy. 

Messrs. John D. Phelan, George R. Fairbanks, William F. Orr, 
Cr. R. Williamson, Edmund D. Bray, and Henry E. Cannon, an- 
swered to their names. 

The Rev. Mr. Shoup offered the following resolution, which, on 
motion of Mr. Craighead, was laid on the table: 

Resolved, That the Lay Delegates from St. John's Church, Knoxville, 
be admitted to seats in this Convention upon the statement of the rector 
of said parish, that in his opinion the irregularity in the certificate of 
election in said case arose from no design to evade the requirements of 
the canons touching the qualification of Lay Delegates. 



14 JO :rnal of comvextiox. 

Thf Eev. Mr. James, from tho Committee on Credentials, re- 
port 'hI that tho c<'rtiHcate of Lay Delegates from Zion Church. 
Brctwii.sville, was <lef«?ctivo, and tlio delegation was not admitted. 

Tlif- }>i.«ho]» n-ad his Annual Address : 



The Bishop* s Address^ 

We aHBcmbh? this year, dear brethren of the clergj' and laity, 
with many tokens of the Divine blessing and favor resting upon 
us. God has been very good to us. To Him be all the praise. 

Aft«'r the adjournment of the Convention, I remained in Jack- 
son a few days, and on Sunday, the 15th of May, after service by 
th«* clergy present, 1 preached and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. At night I preached, confirmed a class of six candidates. 
and tlelivered an address. 

Mat/ 14, {Mondiiff. ) Accompanied by the Rev. Messrs. Harri- 
son and Gray, I visited the town of Trenton. Arrangements had 
been made, by Mr. John II. Ghiss, a faithful layman of the Church, 
ioi- services in the court-house. In the morning the Rev. Mr. Gray 
read the service, and Mr. Harrison preached. At night Mr. Gray 
pr**a<.']ied. 

17/A. At niglit, services by Messrs. Harrison and Gray. Mr. 
(Iiay baptized an adult. I ^jreached, confirmed two persons, and 
delivered an address. The pros})ectJ? of this mission are mast en- 
eonrairin^. A handsome lot, convenient Iv located, has been pre- 
sent«'d by Mr. (rlass, and a liberal subscription has been made by 
the eitizens for the erection of a ('hurch edifice. The congrega- 
tions wore crowded, and much interest was manifested in the 
s«*rvi<'e^. If we ha«l a missionary to accept this field, I think a 
well-oiganized parish cuuld be established at once. The service? 
were ma<le cheerful by an extemporized choir, and there was evi- 
dently a desire on the part of all to promote reverence and good 
order. 

is///. Reached Lagrange. At night, in Immanuel Church, I 
lead the service, and Rev. C. 8. Hedges, D.D., preached. 

1 !>///. In the morning Dr. Hedges read service. I preached, 
an«l cuiitlrmed two candidates. The Rev. J. M. Schwrar, who ha.« 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 15 

£uthfully ministered to this congregation, has resigned the parish, 
and Dr. Hedges has taken charge, in connection with St. Thomas' 
Church, Somerville. 

On reaching Memphis, I was confined to my bed until Sunday, 
the 22d. When, after morning prayer by the rector, the Rev. 
James Carmichael, I read — by request — my "Charge to the 
Clergy** to the congregation of Grace Church; after which I 
confirmed a class of sixteen candidates, delivered an address, 
and administered the Holy Communion. I cannot commend 
too highly the earnest and devoted labors of the Rector of this 
parish, which have resulted in such large accessions to the church, 
such material improvement in the building, and such increased 
earnestness and beauty in the services. In the appointed services 
of the Church, it should be our constant aim, brethren of the 
clergy, to be patterns of reverence, earnestness and devotion. 
How much is lost in some of our parishes by the obvious slovenli- 
ness and irreverence you may trace on every hand I If it be true, 
even in regard to common life, that whatever is worth doing is 
worth doing well, how much more deeply true must it be in the 
service 6f GrodI I expect you, therefore, to do all in your power, 
that God s house may be decent and comely — furnished with all 
the appliances of holy worship — that everything on which the eye 
rests, and every sound that -salutes the ear, may cultivate a relig- 
ious sentiment and increase the reverence of the people. Make all 
your services full of life and reality, that so the hours of holy wor- 
ship may be amongst the most blessed and happy of your lives, 
and help your people forward in the faith that leadeth to the life 
eternal. 

25th, Attended a meeting of the managers of the Church 
Home, after which I visited the Home and remained there over 
night. 

26<A. (Ascension Dai/,) Visited the Canfield Colored Orphan 
Asylum, and attended service in St. Lazarus. 

29th, (Sundaj/ after Ascension,) In Calvary Church, after morn- 
ing prayer by the Rector, the Rev. Dr. White, I preached, con- 
firmed six candidates, and delivered an address. Preached in the 
Church of the Good Shepherd at night, and confirmed one. 

8(WA. In the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, after services by 



16 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION, 

the Rev. Dr. Wheat and the Rev. J. J. Vaulx, I admitted Mr. Ed- 
win Wickens to the sacred Order of Deacons. Dr. Wheat preached 
the sermon on the occasion. 

June \sL In St. Lazarus Church I baptized a child of Mr. Mar- 
shall Ward. Left the same evening for Clarksville. 

2d, Accompanied by the Rev. Samuel Ringgold, I drove out to 
the residence of Major Gustavus A. Henry, who had been pros- 
trated by long and dangerous sickness. Had prayers with the 
family. Reached Nashville on Saturday. 

bth. ( Whiisun-daij.) Assisted by the Rev. S. H. S. Gallaudet, 
I read service, preached, and administered the Holy Communion 
in the Church of the Advent. At night, Mr. Gallaudet took the 
whole services and preached. 

8th. ( Wednesday/.) I visited the University of the South, re- 
maining one week in the discharge of my duties as Vice-Chancel- 
lor. During my visit, I preached twice and delivered a lecture to 
the students. I arrived in Nashville on Wednesday, the 15th, 
and, accompanied by the Rt. Rev., the Bishop of Mississippi, left 
the same evening to attend the closing exercises of the scholastic 
year of the Columbia Female Institute. This school is second to 
none other in the length and breadth of the land. Its accom- 
plished Principal, the Rev. Geo. Beckett, has, with his large expe- 
ri ence, brought it to such an admirable state of organization and 
thorough efficiency, that it is doing a most blessed work in the 
cause of christian education. The clergy of the Diocese should 
commend it heartily to the patronage of the people. On the day 
of commencement, the Bishop of Mississippi and myself delivered 
addienses, and the graduating class received the benediction of the 
Church at my hands. 

Returning to Nashville on Friday, I left the next day for Tri- 
une — a mission in charge of the Rev. Edward Bradley, of St. 
Paul's Church, Franklin. On Sunday, the 19th, morning prayer 
was said by the Rev. Mr. Bradley. I preached, confirmed six can- 
didates, delivered an address, and administered the Holy Com- 
munion. In the afternoon, after evening prayer by Mr. Bradley, I 
preached. This is a most promising mission ; and, under the judi- 
cious charge of Mr. Bradley, we may hope for large results. ; 

I 

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DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 17 

I returned to Nashville on Monday, and on Wednesday night, 
in St. Anne 8 Church, Edgefield, I attended a mission service and 
preached. This mission service was continued for one week in the 
J>ari8he8 of the Advent, Holy Trinity, and St. Anne. It was set 
on foot by the Missionary Committee for Middle Tennessee. The 
^t. liev., the Bishop of Mississippi, kindly officiated at the opening 
8^r\-ice8. The Holy Communion was administered in the morning 
^ the Church of the Advent, and at night Divine service, with 
sermons, was held in the various churches. I was greatly gratified 
^th what I saw and what I heard of this mission. The preaching 
was earnest and practical, and in perfect harmony w^ith the clear 
an<i definite doctrines of the Church. I earnestly exhort the clergy 
to €U3semble themselves together in the parishes and mission sta- 
tions for similar services. 

" Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of 
^rael : therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them wam- 
^^S froD^ nie." Such was the great commission given to the 
P>X>phet of old, and it is in effect the commission given to us now : 
" Be thou a faithful dispenser of the Word of God." 

•'Now then," saith St. Paul, ** we are ambassadors for Christ, as 
^ough (jod did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, 
^ ye reconciled to God." 

Ambassadors for Christ. Then we must declare His message, 
*Jicl unfold to our people the whole counsel of God. We must 
^I^^ak plainly on the great verities of God's Word. There must be 
'^o keeping back any part of the truth. The evil of sin as sej^ara- 
^^^Xig the soul from God, the all-holy, and the all-blessed; its cer- 
*^^*in issue and end if unrepented of; the mighty work of restora- 
tion accomplished through the mystery of the incarnation, and of 
'■*^« cross; the need of the efficacy of the one all-sufficient sacrifice 
^^ Christ; the second birth of water and of the Holy Ghost, 
^Ixirough which we claim our place in the Church of the Redeemer 
^■^ members of Christ, children of God, and heirs of the Kingdom 
^^ Heaven ; the turning of the individual soul to God in the pro- 
^ Ch <g of conversion through the direct working of the quickening 
^Jpirit; the new life in Christ; the reality of sacramental grace; 
^*^e special and real presence of Christ to each faithful heart in the 
*loly Communion, the meaning and purpose of this solemn life 
2 



18 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

every one of us is leading as the term of our probation ; the seed- 
time of the everlasting harvest yet to be ; the call to Christiaa 
^vork ; the coming again of the King, the last judgment, and tha 
rest that remaineth for the people of God. These and such lik^ 
great and momentous subjects should be the themes of our con- 
stant ministry, and should engage us in the special mission work^ 
which must be done if primitive truth and the apostolic order ar^s- 
over to obtain the allegiance ui' our people. 

On Thursday, the 23d, I left Nashville for University Place -^ 
having resigned the Rectorship of the Church of the Advent, ii — i 
consequence of the state of my health, and the demands of othe^MK* 
parts of the Diocese. 

26//i. I preached in St. Augustine's Chapel in the afternoon^K, 
and at night the Bishop of Texas. The Rev. F. A. Shoup met tL -« 
confirmation chiss in the chapel. The Bishop of Texas and myse^IM-f 
a(blressed the class preparatory to Confirmation. 

•^7///. The Bishop of Texas accompanied me to Hurricajie Spring :=?, 
where we remained until the 7th of July. While at the spring ^^^ 
we had Divine services on Sunday, and on Thursday, the 7th, aft^r^^^r 
evening prayer by the Rov. H. 0. Judd, Deacon in charge of iLime 
mission at Tullahoma, the Rt. Rev., the Bishop of Texas, preacbc^^d 
tj a crowded (congregation. 

8M. After morning prayer, by the Rev. Messrs. Judd aw ^'^ 
Rani.sey, I preached, conlirnied one candidate, and, assist -^^^^^i 
by the Bishop of Texas, administered the Holy Communion. Ll3i"^ 
Sunday, the 10th, I ufficiated at the early Communion Service i^ 
St. Augustine's Chapel, and in the alternoon I administered t: ^^ 
Apostolic rite of Confirmation to ailass of twenty-seven candidat- ^-*=*» 
the Bisliops of Mississippi, Texas and Alabama taking part in cl:- ^^^ 
imposition of hands. 

ll/A. (Jfo7i(I(nj:) The Boanl of Trustees of the University- *^* 
the Suutli assembled in St. Anirustinc's Chapel at 11 o'clock A — ^^' 
The Holy Communion was celebrate*! by tlia Chancellor, the ^E^** 
Rev., ilie Bishop of ]\Ii«sissij.pi, assisted by the Bishops of Tex ^'^^' 
Alabama, Louisiana and T('iiiiessee. As Vice-Chancellor of tr '^^ 
University, I deliveit.'d the a-Mres^ at this service. At the conci ' *' 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 10 

aon of the office, the Board organize«l for business. There were 
present the Bishops of Mississippi, Texas, Ahibaina, Tennessee, 
Louisiana and Arkansas, the Rev. Messrs. Williams, of Georgia ; 
Banister, of Alabama; Crane, of Mississippi; Porter, of JSouth Car- 
oUnii] Lawson, of Lousiana; Bradley, of Tennessee; Eaton, of 
Texas, and Scott, of Florida. Of the Lay Trustees: Gen. Ker- 
shaw, of South Carolina; L. N. Whittle and H. M. Anderson, of 
feorgia ; W. 0. Jeffries, of Florida ; X. H. R. Dawson, of Alabama ; 
T. E. B. Pegues, of Mississippi ; Judge P. W. Gray, of Texas ; Geo. 
R- Fairbanks, and Judge J. D. Plielan, of Tennessee. 

The Board continued in session until the 16th, and transacted 
Da^Uch important business. It wius decided to at once expand the 
vork into the ^n-oportions of a University, and for that purpose a 
^-^otnmittee was created, consisting of three Bishops, three Presby- 
t^-fs and three Laymen, to act after the adjournment of the Ijoard, 
to arrange all details. TIkj state of my health did not admit of 
iii>^ undertaking any additional work, and on the 18th I left for a 
to\ir to the North and Fast. 

On Sunday, August Ist, in the Chapd of the Military Academy at 
VVTest Point, New York, I ju'cached in the morning, and in the after- 
noon I baptized Agatha Buford, daughter of Maj. Theodore Edson, 
tlio Instructor of Ordnance and Artillery in the Academy. 

Ou Friday, August oth, I assisted the Rt. Rev., the Bishop of 
N'ew York, at an ordination in the Church of the Holy Commuuiun. 
TLe candidate for the Diaconate wjis l)r. Sam'l Osgood, a <listin- 
^^iished prea<^her of the Unitarian body. He was })rosented by 
^^^e Rev. Mr. Lawrence, the Rector of thi' Churcli. J proarhcd ou 
^lie occasion. 

On the 7th of August, I ofIiciat«.»<I twice in the Clia|»el .;f the 
-^^ilitary Academy at West Point, and at night I preached in a 
■'^Hutiful fhurch at Cold Spring, on the opp«»site side of the Hud- 
•^'^n River. 

On the 14th of August, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, I preached 
^^th luornini^ and evenin;:' in the cluirch of which the Rev. Stevens 
^^ ^i*ker is Rector. In the afternoon I catechized the cl.ildren and 
"^^ptized the infant daughter of Sam'l Clapp, Esq. 



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2l3f. I preached at Christ Church, G^pnwich, Conn., and in tlie- 
afternoon made an appeal to the congregation for missions in the- 
Diocese of Tennessee. 

24/^. Feast of St. Bartholomew. In St. Luke's Church, Dariei]^ 
Conn., I assisted the Rt. Rev., the Bishop of Georgia, in the ordins^ 
tion of Mr. Edwin Gardner Weed, to the holy office of Deaco^ 
The candidate was presented by the Rev. Prof, Seymour, of ih:^ 
Genl. Theological Seminary, and the sermon preached by the Re — • 
Louis Frencli, Rector of the Parish. 

2S(h. I preached morning and night in St. Paul's Church, Nc:^ 
walk, for my venerable friend, the Rev. Wm. Cooper Mead, D.D,.^ 

Sd. I visited the Rt. Rev., the presiding Bishop, in the town oi 
Montclair, New Jersey, to consult with him on matters appertci.112. 
ing to the church. 

4//i. Being detained in Newark on Sunday, I preached boti 
morning and night in the House of Prayer. 

llt/t. In St. Luk(j*s Church, Racine, Wisconsin, I preached the 
Bact-alaureato sermon at the commencement of Racine College. I 
remained at the college during the commencement week, the guest 
of the Warden, l)r. DeKoven. 

13/A. Took part with the Warden of the College and the Rt. 
Rtn'., the Bishop of Wisconsin, in the marriage of Miss Fiche Can- 
H..4d to the Rev. Prof. Pitts, of Racine. 

After the close of the commencement exercises at Racine, I vis- 
ited Xashotah; thence I went to Chicago, where I officiated twice— 
once in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, and once for the con- 
gregation of the Rev. Dr. Locke, who was absent from his parish. On 
my wav eastward, I visited the Cornell University at Ithaca, New 
York. ' 

On Sunday, the 25th, I preached in St. John's, Stamford, Conn., 
in the morning, and in St. Luke's, Darien, in the evening. 

On Thursday, 29th, Feast of St. Micliael and All Angels, in Trin- 
ity Chapt^l, New York, I baptized Wm. Douglass, the infant son of 
Wm. W. and Eleanor Snowden Tracy. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 21 

On the 16ih Sunday after Trinity, I preached in the Military Chapel 
at West Point, New York, in the morning, and at St. Philip's, in 
the Highlands, at night. 

11th Sunday after Trinity. I preached in Trinity Chapel in 
the morning. 

On the 6th of October I attended the consecration of the Rev. 
Dr. Pinkney, as Assistant Bishop of Maryland. The services were 
held at the Church of the Epiphany, in Washington, D. C. There 
wer« present the Rt Rev., the Presiding Bishop, the Bishops of N. 
^•^ New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Easton and 
Tennessee, with about one hundre<l of the Clergy. Morning prayer 
Was said by the Rev. Dr. Haight, of New York, assisted by Dr. 
N^orton, of Virginia, Dr. Hutton, of Maryland, and the Rev. W. H. 
Olarke, of Georgia. I read the ante-Communion office, the Bishop 
of Pennsylvania reading the Gospel, and the Bishop of Easton the 
Epistle. The sermon was preached by the Bisliop of Pittsburgh. 
Hia subject was : **The Divine Mission of the Ajwstolate." The 
Bishops of Nortli Carolina and Virginia presented the Bishop elect, 
^Jid all the Bishops present united in the imposition of hands. 

On Tuesday, the 11th, I took steamer from New York for Charles- 
ton, and arrived at Rome, Georgia, on Saturday night, where I 
spent the 18th Sunday after Trinity, preaching morning and night 
ixi St. Peter's Church. 

l&A. Tuesday night, I preached in St. Peter's, and again on 
'^^dnewlay night 

^Ist, I reached University of the South, Sewanee, 

l9^ Sunday after Trinity, I preached in St. Augustine's 
•'kapel in the morning. 

^&(h OcL Left for Chattanooga, where I arrived in time for 
^^mng service in St. Paul's. I preached to a good congregation. 

26fA. In the morning I read prayers, assisted by the Rector, the 
^*^V. Wm. Mowbray, and addressed the congregation on the import- 
^^Ce of an entire consecration of soul and body to the Lord's ser- 
^^^e. At night I delivered a lecture at James' Hall, for the benefit 
^^ the Parsonage Building Fund. 



22 JorRNAL OF convention:, 

21th. After Divine service l)v the Rector, I preached both morn- 
ing and niglit. Leaving Gliattanooga at 5 o'clock in the morning. 
I readied Bristol at 7 o'clock in the evening. The Rev. Wm. Mow- 
bray accompanied mi» on this visitation. Mr. Mowbray h.-w been 
visiting the vacant parishes and mission stations for the last two 
years ; and, but for his devoted labors, the church would have no 
h<^ral(l in this part of the Diocese. Here are flocks where there is 
no pastor; congregations where there is no worship: and town? 
where there is no Sabbath. Here are many children of the church, 
stretching forth their han«ls for aid; and the time is now upon uf 
to plant the church in this too long neglected region. If we do not 
maki* an efibrt now, we may not only lose the opportunity, but the 
field will be so occupied that we shall be forever barred out. 

On Saturilay, the 20th, we held services in Emmanuel Church. 
The Ilev. Mr. Mowbray read prayers, and I preached to a good an-I 
an attentive congregation. 

20/// Sunday after Trinity. In the morning Mr. Mowbray r^i 
prayers: I preached and administered the Holy Communion. At 
niL'ht. after prayers by Mr. Mowbray, I preached; I visited a num- 
ber of families, and Mr. Mowbray was very active in calling on the 
cliurch }»eople. He catechized the Sunday School children. Th*.- 
town of ]^)ristol is on the dividini^ lino between Virginia and Ten- 
ness»M», and from this point east in Virginia for a hundred and fifty 
miles, the church has n<; pastor; and west a.s far m Knoxville, 150 
miles, tliere is not one settled clergyman. It is most lamentable: 
and while such a state of things exists, it would be wise for the con- 
vcnliun to devote its attention to the work of home missions, rather 
than to any other subject. 

Jfirndof/, olsf. Took the cars for Jonesboro, where we arrival 
at 7.1 o'clock, A.M. At this, the oldest town in the Diocese, ami at 
on<' time the Capital of the State, we have no Church edifice, and 
only three or four communicants. Services were held in the Pre.v 
I'vterian house of worship, which was kindly loaned to us for an 
evcnin*^' service. Mr. Mowbray read evening prayer, and I preached 
to a crowded congregation, who listened with profound attention to 
the blessed messa.c^e of the Gospel. We made a number of calls. 

TfC'^'hf/, Kor. Isf. Feast of All Saints. Lett Jonesboro by the 
morning traiii for (rreeneville. Mornini: prayer was said by Mr^ 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 23 

ifowbray in St. James' Chnivli ; I read the ante-Communion office, 
wd delivered an address on the oneness of believers in Christ. At 
flight I preached to a full congregation. 

2</, ( Wednesday.) Morning prayer was said by Mr. Mowbray: 
^ preached and administered the Holy Communion. At 4 p.m., a 
^'iort service was held in the church, at which I baptized the child 
^* Mr. Henry J. Ingersoll. At night Mr. Mowbray read evening 
prr^yer ; I preached, confirmed three white and one colored candi- 
"^^tes, and delivered an address. The services at this place were all 
*^08t satisfactory and pleasant: the congregations were full ; the 
•"^Jsponses good and earnest; and the church people were evidently 
"^^ freshed. 

Sd. {Thursday,) Wo left Greeneville for Morristown, in the 
*^^w county of Hamblin. Here we found two communicants of the 
^tiirch; both young men, and a few who were "favorably inclined " 
to her holy ways, while a very large number were glad to engage 
^H lier worship. At night Mr. Mowbray assisted me in the services, 
^hich were held in the Methodist Church, after which I preached 
bo a very crowded and attentive congregation. 

4/A. {Friday.) We arrived in New Market before noon, and 
Vrere met at the station by Dr. Rodefer, a staunch member of the 
church, and a most accomplished physician. At night I read the 
service, assisted by Mr. Mowbray. The congregation was very 
large and very attentive. I preached. 

At all these places we had full services, using the " Mission 
Service.'* We found no difficulty in getting good responses, by 
naming the page on which the various parts of the service were 
to l)e found. 

^th. {Saturday,) We reached Kuoxville. 

6M. Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity. The Rectorship of St. 
John's Parish is now vacant, and has l)een for bome months, the 
fiev. Wm. Graham, who served most acceptably, having accepted 
a euro in Baltimore, Md. 

At morning prayer, the Rev. Dr. Humes assisted. I administered 
the Holy Communion and preached. At 2i p.m., I confirmed two 



24 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION, 

persons in private, one of whom was confined to her bed by illness. 
At 3 P.M., we had full evening prayer at the Church of the Epiph* 
any. I baptized an infant, preached, confirmed five candidates, and 
delivered an address. 

At night Mr. Mowbray assisted me in the services at St. John's, 
where I preached, confirmed three young men, and delivered an 
address. One of the candidates confirmed on this occasion, belonged 
to the Parish of the Epiphany, there being in all, ten persons con- 
firmed for that parish. On Monday, after evening prayer, I con— 
firmed two candidates in the Epiphany. Other services were heltfl 
at the Epiphany, and the sacrament of the Lord's Supper adminis- 
tered by Mr. Mowbray. 

Sih. (Tuesday,) We aiTived at Loudon, now the seat of the 
new county of Loudon. At this point a neat church edifice wa^ 
erected some fifteen yehn ago, by the laborious efforts of the Rev 
Mr. Gay, after the design in Upjohn's rural architecture. Ths 
property was very much injured during the war, and since its close 
the Methodists have occupied the building. ^ It is now very mucb 
out of repair. At night, the church being very inadequately 
lighted, we were constrained to abbreviate the services. The house 
was packed full, and an earnest desire is expressed here for regulax 
sen'ices. At one time there was a most comfortable parsonage 
attached to the church, and an adjoining lot of land ; but this hajs 
passed into other hands, and now it will be more difficult to main- 
t^in a missionary here. The probability is that subscriptions ma^ 
he raised in the town sufficient to put a new roof on the church, 
and I authorized other repairs under the supervision of Mr. Brown- 
ing, an intelligent churchman, residing at the place. 

Oth. { Wednesday.) Mr. Mowbray returned to his home, while 
I stopped at Athens, where I officiated at St. Paul's Church at night. 

lOtk. I read morning prayer in St. Paul's, confirmed one can- 
didate from the town of Riceville, (seven miles distant by rail,) 
and preached. 

At night I held service again and preached. 

lltk, (Diday.) I received — for the first time — ^a copy of the 
Journal of the Convention in May last 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE;, 25 

The Rev. Mr, Foster read morning prayer ; I preac^hed and ad- 
mbistered the Holy Communion, I left Athens at 4.20, and ar- 
rived in Cleveland shortly after nightfall. 

I2th. I officiated twice in the chapel used by the congregation 
of St. Alban*H, preaching on both occasions. 

Left Cleveland for Chattanooga, accompanied by the Rev. R« 
A.Cobbs. 

13/A. Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity. I consecrated St. 
Paul's Church, Chattanooga, and separated it from all unhullowed, 
BVorWly and common uses. I was assisted in the service by the 
Elector, the Rev. Mr. Mowbray, the Rev. R. A. Cobbs, and the Rev. 
Eldwin Wagner, late of the Diocese of Texas. Mr. Wagner read the 
lenience of consecration, and assisted Mr. Cobbs in morning prayer, 
irhicli followed. I preached to a crowded congregation, and ad- 
ministered the Holy Communion. 

At night Messrs. Mowbray and Co.bbs read the service, and Mr. 
Wagner preached* 

14th, (Mandaj/.) Evening prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. 
Mowbray, assisted by Mr. Wagner, after which I preached and con- 
firmed five candidates. 

Left Chattanooga, accompanied by the Rev. Mr. Wagner, at 3:10 
▲JC., and arrived at Winchester about eight o'clock. On the 15th 
morning prayer was said in the chapel of Trinity Parish, by the 
Rev. F. A Shoup, of the University of the South, after which the 
Rev. Mr. Wagner preached an excellent discourse on spiritual gifts 
in the Church. The Rev. Prof. Shoup presented the Rev. H. H. 
Sneed (Deacon) for Priest's orders. I ordained Mr. Sneed, the Revs. 
Messrs. Shoup and Wagner uniting with me in the imposition of 
hands. A goodly number of the faithful received the Holy Com- 
munion. 

At night service was read by the Revs. Messrs. Shoup, Wagner, 
and Sneed. I preached, confirmed a class of seven candidates, and 
delivered an address. The class was composed of men, with one 
exception. Among them was the Hon. Peter Turney, Judge of the 
Supreme Court of Tennessee. 



26 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

IGM. (' ]Vcd/ie8da7/,) Reached Tullahomji at 9 A.M. 

At niglit, the Rev. Haivey 0. Ju(hl, Deacon, read prayers, after 
which I i)reached to nii att(?ntive congregation. Leaving Tullahoma 
at 101 P.M., I arrived at University Phice the next morning. 

17//f. Tliur.sday, was devoted to official duties connected with the 
University. 

18//(. Friday, at evening prayer in St. Augustine's Chai)eL ^ 
confirmed four candidates, three of them studen ts of the University- 

At niglit attended a meeting for the organization of a parish for 
the village of Sewanee. The new parish was named "St. Pauls? 
on the Mountain." 

19th, Left Sewanee for Shelbyville, where I arrived at 2 p.m. I 
preached at niglit. 

120///. Sunday next before Advent. Rev. Harvey 0. Judd reaJ 
morning prayer. I preached and administered the Holy Communion- 
After morning prayer, I baptized an adult. 

At niglit, after evening prayer by Mr. Judd, I preached t(» a very 
full congregation, and cnnfirnied four candidates — among them tli*^' 
Hon. Edmund Cooper. 

2ijf/i, {Friday,) Arrivi.-d in Memjjhis, and once more took ix 3' 
my abo<le in the Episcojxd resi<lencc, which has at length bec-^ ^ 
seruri'd a.-^ the property of the Diocese. I was met at the static* ^ 
by a number of th«' clergy and laity, and on reaching the houst^-^ 
found of the ''faithful women not a few," who not only exteiRle*'*' 
a cordial greeting, but, by their works, testified their kindness aiv-^*" 
regard. 

2T//<. First Sunday in A<lvent. In the morning I preached ar -^ 
Calvary Churcb, and at night in Giace Church. I repeated my-^ 
seniKni memorial of Gen. Robt. E. Lee. During the week I attendeif -^ 
several meetings {ov church work, and on the oOth I delivered afr^ 
lecture -in St. Mary's Church. 

4//f of De(.Hial)or. Second Sunday in Advent. In the mornin^i-^ 
I preached in St. Lazarus Church, and administered the Holy En- -^ 



DIOCESE of' TENNESSEE. 27 

chaiist. In the afternoon I assisted the Rev. Dr. Hines at evening 
prayer in St. Mary's Church. 

6t/i. (Mo7idai/.) I confirmed, in private, a- .sick man belonging to 
^t, Mary*!? Parish; visited the Church Home at Buntyn's, in com- 
pa.ny with the Rev. Dr. White and two of the lady managers. 

7th. I attended the monthly meeting of the managers of the 
C^liurch Home in Calvary Church. At night I delivered a lecture 
Hx St. Mary's Church, to a large audience. 

IIM. Read prayers in St. Mary's: the Rev. Dr. Hines preached. 

13^A. Left for Macon, Mi.ss., wh(»re, on the 15th, in the Church 
of the Nativity, I united in the bonds of holy matrimony, Lawrence 
1. Yates, Esq., and Miss Lottie Ivy. 

18M. Foui'th Sunday in Advent. I officiated in the Church of 
the- Nativity, both morning and afternoon. I baptized an adult, 
(male,) and confirmed two candidates, one of whom was the newly 
married bride. 

2l8i. ( Wedncsdaf/,) I lectured at night in St. Mary's Church. 

25//t. Christmas Day. Assisted by the Rev. Dr. Hines, I cele- 
brated the Holy Communion at 7 o'clock a.m., in St. Mary's Churcli. 
At 11 o'clock I ofiiciated in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 
confirmed one candidate, and preached. 

In the afternoon I baptiz^jd William, the spn of R. C. Brinkley, 
Esq. At night I united in the bonds of holy matrimony, Mr. 
William Ramsey and Miss Alice Finch. 

21th, (Tueitday.) I officiated, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Hines, 
at the funeral of Mr. Philip Foote. . 

28M. Festival of the Holy Innocents. Officiated at the Holy 
Communion, assisted by I>r. Hines, in St. Mary's Church. In the 
afternoon, with a "goodlie companie" from the several parishes in 
the city, I visited the Church Home. I said evening prayer, as- 
sisted by the Rev. James Carniichael. 

At night I attended the children's festival of the Mission of the 



28 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

29ih, {Thursday.) Officiated at a burial in Elmwood. 

3(><A. (Friday.) Officiated at a funeral of one of the orphanSi- 
at the Church Home. 

81«^ Officiated at a midnight service at Church of the 6oo<K 

Shepherd. 

January lai, 1871. Feast of the Circumcision. St. Mary*fei^ 
Church. Morning prayer wiis said by the Rev. Richard Hines, D.D- ^ 
at 9 A.M. At 11 o'clock I said the Litany. The Rev. John A_ . 
Hanison, of Jackson, prejvched, after which I administered th^^ 
Holy Communion, assisted by Dr. Hines. 

After a blessing of peace had been given, the following resolix- 
tion, adopted at a meeting of the Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen 
of St^ Mary's Parish, on Christmas eve, was submitted to the con- 
gregation for ratification : 

Resolved, By the Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen of St. Mary's 
Parish, that St. Mary's Church be tendered to the Bishop of the 
Diocese for a Cathedral Church, and that the Bishop be requested 
to take such steps for the organization of the Cathedral system, as 
lie may <leem necessary to carry this resolution into effect. 

Jicf<olvtd, That this resolution be submitted to the congregation 
lor their ratification. 

Signed bv John P. Trezevant, ) tjt , 

^ ' Edward Feoan, ' } Wardcis. 

S. H. Lamb, *J 

Peter Wager, V Vestrymen. 

S. Green, J 

This r«\«olution was unanimously adopted by a rising vote of the 
congregation, after which, the Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen ad- 
vanced to the chancel amd tendered to me the keys of the church, 

in the following words : 

Rt. Rev. Father in God: 

** In the name and lyehalf of the Rector, Wardens, Vestrymen 
iind €ongregation of St. Mary's Church, we t^jnder to you the keys 
of this holy housi* in token that henceforth this church shall be 
under the sole and supreme wntrol of yourself and your successors, 
iis Bishops of Tennessee, for a Cathedral Church," 



DIOCESE OF T£lfNESSEE. 29 

In accepting the keys of the church, I said : 

"I, Charles Todd Quintard. S.T.D., KL.D., by the grace of God, 
Bishop of Tennessee, do receive these keys of the House of God, 
it your hands, as the pledge of your obedience to me as Bishop of 
the Diocese of Tennessee ; and as your acknowledgement of my 
right to rule in all things, temporal and spiritual, in this, my Ca- 
thedral Church ; and I, for my part, promise to be a faithful shep- 
ierd over you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
tile Holy Ghost : Amen ! ** 

Various attempts have been made in Memphis to provide a church 
ibr the Bishop of the Diocese. Calvary was offered to me in 1866. 
A.n attempt was made to unite Grace and St. Lazarus, but all have 
failed. Now St. Mary's is, in fact, the Bishop's Church, or Cathe- 
iral. A Cathedral is simply a Bishop's Church — a church that 
i>elongs to the Bishop of the Diocese for his use as Bishop ; a church 
in which every clergyman and every layman of the Diocese has, in 
a.<idition to his own parish church, an interest ; a church which is 
central for all common action, and in which a Bishop is the centre 
of the visible fabric of the church. 

It is hoped in time to develop the true idea of the primitive 
cathedral system, which was in fact the original missionary organ- 
ization of every Diocese. In the days of the church's primeval 
'^igor, when the spirit of the Apostles themselves yet lived and 
labored, and was the element of influence in the hands of their 
^lore immediate successors, every Bishop had his own church in 
the chief city of his Diocese ; his priests and deacons were gathered 
^bout him ; his clergy were under his own eye, trained and formed 
^^^der his own hand, and from his church, as a centre, went forth 
^he clergy who supplied all the region around about the city where 
^® dwelt, while in the precincts of his church, and taught by his 
^ ^^87» ^®^® *^® schools which were the seminaries of learning to 
^1 his Diocese. 

In an able article on Cathedrals, published in the Church Regis- 

^^*', Prof. Adams, of Nashotah, argues in favor of the system as the 

**^e missionary organization of the church. He says: "Wlieu 

**^i« is done"— ri. e. cathedrals established in every city in the land — 

*^lxe church's home missionary system will develop itself ; the free 



30 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

system of the church in worship; her system of hospitals, homes 
jind schools ; our tyrannical Congregationalism will be at an end, aii»l 
overy Presbyter and every Deacon, every layman and every lay 
woman in the church, will hnd themselves better placed than thoy 
are now: rightly placed in the great system of the chmrch that God 
has organized for man. For a keystone is the centre of the wholo 
arch and the support of every stone in it ; and the Episcopate 
is the keystone of the church upon earth; and the Bishop 
is properly placed only when in the city, in his see, having as a 
matter of fact and of canonical right, his Bishop's church or catlie- 
<lral, as the visible and local centre of his own peculiar work." 

4//fc. (' Wcdncsdaf/.) Delivere«l a lecture in St. Mary's at niglit. 

r)th. Visited Church Home. 

Ofh. Feast of the Epiphany. Officiated at the Holy Communion 
in St. Mary's, jissisted by Dr. Hines. 

Ifh. (^^afurflai/,) Left ^leniphis for Bolivar, where I arrived 
at 4 r.M. 

Sth. First Sunrlay after the Epiphany. Officiated at the open- 
ing of the new and beautiful church erected by the congregatfou 
of St. James Parish. The R<n'. Wm. C. Gray and the Rev. Jolm 
A. Harrison, of St. Luke's, Jackson, read morning prayer. I preaoliei^ 
and administered ilie Holy Communion. 

At o P.M., iiiUtv evening prayer by the Revs. Messrs. Gray an *^ 
Harrison, I preached and r'ontirmed three candidates. 

At night I pn.'acho<l in St. Philip's (colored,) and confirmed on. 
• •audi date. . -— • 

U//f. (Moii'lnj.) T continued one (colored) candidate in St^^ 
J allies' Chun-li. 

If)///.. Oliiciated for tlic «.' tiiua-egation of St. Mary's in the morn- ^ ' 
ini:, and at night preached at (ira(.'e C'hurch, and confirmed threat ^-^ 
candidates. 

10//6 (Thur.^day,) Visited Mrs. McGhee's school in South*^"^'* 
Memphis, The children of the family being gathered in the draW*^^^' 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 31 

loom, I addressed them on religious matters — specially the 
fession of Christ. 

12<i Third Sunday after Epiphany. Read morning service and 
achod at St. Mary's. In the afternoon I administered the Holy 
amunion in private. 

olh. Conversion of St. Paul. I consecrated, to the worship of 
aighty God, St.'Paul's Church, Franklin, which has been sub- 
itially and beautifully restored, through the earnest and faithful 
>r8 of the Rector, the Rev. Edward Bradley. I can not too 
ily commend the work done in this parish. During the war, 
church was used as barracks for negro troops, and on the ocoa- 
of my first visitation to the parish, it was occupied as a carpen- 
shop. Now it is one of the most attractive churches in the 
?ese, and with a substantial and commodious brick parsonage 
ining it, will stand a noble monument to the taste, energy and 
)tion of its beloved Rector. The Rev. Messrs. Royce, Beck- 
md Schwrar, took part in the services. 

)th. P'ourth Sunday after Epiphany. I preached to the congre- 
>n of St. Mary's. 

1st, I left Memphis for New Orleans, in the interests of the 
varsity of the South, to fulfill the duties imposed on me by the 
rd of Trustees, as one of the Commissioners to raise funds for 
University. On Septuagesima Sunday, I preached in St. Paul's 
rch, and at night in Christ Church, New Orleans. Leaving 
'' Orleans on Tuesday, the 7th of February, I arrived in Gal- 
on the next day, and on Thursday night I attended a meeting 
he friends of the University, at the residence of the Rev. Mr. 
)n. I was introduced to the meeting by the Bishop of Texas, 
then made my appeal in behalf of th(» University. There was 
Dst striking incident that very well illustrates the general inter- 
felt in this great University. The first person who responded 
a Hebrew, and one of the most active helpers was a Presbyte- 
. The committee appointed to muke an appeal to the citizens 
lalveston, embraced both these gentleintm, with one churchman, 
ent one day in Houston, but the weather was so extremely in- 
lent, that it was imjiossible to get a meeting. Sexagesioia Sun- 
I preached in the morning in Trinity Church, Galv».'Ston. There 



32 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

were present the Bishop of Texas, the Rector, the Rev. Benj.. 
Eaton, the Rev. Dr. Cross, Rev. Messi-8.\Vm. Leacock and Swancoab - 

Leaving Galveston in a " howling norther,** on Monday, at IfS 
o'clock, I arriveil in Memphis on Wednesday, the 15th, at 3J PJd 

Quinipagesima Sunday. Administered the Holy Communion i^ ■ 
7^, in the chapel occupied by the congregation of St. Mary's. 

At 11 A.M. I preached in Calvary Church, and at night I officiate , 
for the Rev. Dr. Wheat, in St. Lazarus' Church. 

Ash Wednesday. Preached at St. Mary's in the morning, E>f, 
Hines assisting in the service. In the afternoon I assisted Dr. Hiae«. 

In Calvaiy Church, after prayer, I displaced Mr. D. Breck Ram- 
sey, Deacon, from the ministry of the church, in the presence of 
the Revs. Di-s. White and Hines, and the Rev. Mr. Swancoat, of 
the Diocese of Texas. 

2b(h. {Thursdai/.) Confirmed in private, Judge Edw. Yerger, 
and baptized his infant daugliter, Margaret. The Rt. Rev., the 
Bishop of Mississippi, consented to make a visitation to Winchester. 
He contirmed a chiss of ten candidates for the Rev. Mr. Sneed. 

First Sunday in Lent. I officiated at St. Mary's. In the after- 
noon I administered the Holy Communion to u sick person in private. 

\8( of March. ( If >c?/KwrZay.) Being Ember Day, I lidministered 
tlie Holy Communion in Calvary Church, at 9 a.m., all the clergj- 
of the city having been invited to unite in supplicating God's favor 
on the ministry of His church, and to pray Him in mercy to send 
mon* laborers into His vineyard. On Friday and Saturday, also, 
these services wore held, and we, nay, we must believe that Grod - 
will hoar our cry and send "painful laborers" to do His work in the - 
midst of this "naughty world." 

On Wednesday I preached at Calvary Church at the service at^ 
half-past ten A.M., and again on Friday night. 

On Saturday* March 4th, St. Mary's Church was re-opened foi^r 
Divine service. There were present of the clergy, the Rev. Drs^ 
Wheat, White and Hines, the Rev. Messrs. Carmichael, Vaulx anc — 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 33 

Wickens, the Rev. J. T. Pickett, of the Diocer-e of Missispippi, and 
the Rev. Dr. Milburn, familiarly known as the " blind pi-eachcr." 
The Rev. Mr. Pickett preached the .sermon at the oi'iginal <^onj^ccra- 
tion of St. Mary's Church, thirteen years ago, and on this occasion 
he performed tlio like ofllce most acceptably. St. Mary's has lioen 
doubled in size, and in all its appointments will compare favorably 
with any church in the Diocese. 

On the 3d of March I granted Letters Dimissory to the Rev. 
iVm. Mitchell to the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese of ^lis- 
issii^pi. 

oth. (2(1 Sunday in Lent,) Officiated in St. Mary's. ^Morning 
raycr was said at 7J o'clo(;k.. At the 11 o'clock service, I ordained 
■y the diaconate Mr. Charles Carroll Parsons, late of the Military 
Lcademy at West Point. The candidate was jnesented by thollev. 
)r. Hines. The sermon, an admimble one, was preached ])y the 
lev. Dr. Milburn, familiarly known as the ''blind preacher." At 
ight I read prayers in Grace Church, the Rev. Mr. Parsons prcach- 
Dg the sermon. 

1th. { Tto'.sdoyi) I visited the Church Home in the morning, 
ind in the aftcjrnoon I oiiiciated at the funeral of Judge E. M. 
iTergcr, a distinguished member of the Memphis Bar. Tlu ro were 
)resent of the clergy, the Rev. Drs. Wheat and Milburn, tli^ Rev. 
fames Carmichael and tlie Rev. Edwin Wickens. Tlie Memphis 
Bar attendeil in a body, and a vast concourse of citizens assem- 
bled to testify their ruspL'Ct for tin? distinguished dead. 

8/A. {^Wcdiiesdoif.) I arrived in Jacksun. A severe storm pre- 
sented service at night. 

9//i. {Tlmrsday,) I preached in St. Luke's Church }>oth morn- 
ag and night. In the afiernoon a service was luild for the cliil- 
ren of the Sunday-School, at whirh I delivered an address. 

lO/A. (Friday.') I preached morning and niii^ht. At the latter 
arvice I confirmed twelve candidates — one of tliem beiuLr llie col- 
red sexton of the church. In the afternoon I presid^^l at ;i meet- 
ag of the vestry of the parish. I returned to Memphis on Satur- 
day. 

Vlth. {Third Sunday in Lent.) I oiiiciated at the Chun.'h 
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84 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

Home. The chaplain, the Rev. Mr. Bowles, read morning servi 
I preached, and confirmed a class of seven candidates, one of tht 
an inmate of the Home. After service I presided at the meeti 
of church people, and organized a parish, to be called St. Job 
At night I preached in St. Mary's, after prayer by Dr. Hines. 

ISth. {Monday.) Granted Letters Dimissory to the Rev. "W 
Vaux, chaplain U. S. A., to the Ecclesiastical Authority of the D 
cese of Kansas ; and to the Rev. Edwin Wickens, Deacon, to t 
Diocese of Missouri. 

14^/i. Left Memphis for Sewanee, where, on Thursday, the 161 
I officiated at the opening of the Lent term of the Univenjity 
the South. There has been a very considerable improvement 
the arrangement of buildings since the last term. The chapel 1: 
been beautified by the taste and handiwork of the Rev. Profes 
Shoup, and will henceforth be used for religious services aloi 
The number of students has largely increased. The school i« 
opened on the 28th September, 18G8, with nine students. At \ 
opening of the second term, February, 18G9, there were thirty-fi 
students present. At the opening of the Lent term, Februa 
1870, eighty-seven students wore matriculated; and at this L( 
term, one hundred and sixty wore present. On the day of op 
ing, morning prayer was said at 8 o'clock. At 12 o'clock, no 
the Holy Communion was celebrated by the Rev. Prof. Shoup. 
delivered an address, and the instructors, with many of the s 
dents, received the most Comfortable Sacrament. 

March lOth. Calvary Church, Memphis, I assisted the Rect 
the Rov. Dr. "White, at the service. I preached, confirmed n: 
candidates, and delivered an address. In the afternoon I delivei 
a brief address on the proper observance of Lent, at the Church 
the Good Shepherd. Prayers were said by the Rev. C. C. Parso 
At night, after evening prayer, I preached. 

2^d. (Thursdai/.) I held a special service in Calvary Chur' 
and confirmed one candidate. 

24^/^ {Fridai/.) I confirmed, in private, a sick person belor 
ing to Calvary parish. 

25/A. (Saturdaf/.) At evening prayer, I baptized an adult p 
son in St. Mary's. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 35 

&th Sunday in Lent, At 7 a.m. I celebrated the Holy Commun- 
ion in St. Mary's At 1 1 a.m. I preached in St. Lazarus Church. 
At 41 P.M. I held a special service in Grace Church; and after 
evening prayer, I confirmed five candidates — two of them from St. 
Mary 8 — and delivered an address. At 7^ p.m. I preached in St. 
Lazarus, confirmed five candidates, and delivered an address. 
After service I visited a very sick person. 

11th, {Monday,) Left Memphis on a visitation to St. Thomas', 
Somerville. 

28/A. After service by the Rector, the Rev. C. S. Hedges, D.D., 
I preached, confirmed a class of six candidates and delivered an 
address. At night I preached to a full congregation. 

29^A. ( Wednesday,) I drove to Wythe station, a distance of 
twenty miles, and took the cars for Mason, where I arrived at 5 
' P.M. The new church erected in the town of Mason, by the congre- 
gation of Trinity parish, is a substantial and beautiful structure. 
The lamp of truth and beauty lights up the holy house. It is an 
; honest church — there are no shams in its construction. It has 
i been built without any appeal for foreign aid, without fairs or sup- 
i pers, and I thank God for it. The parishes of Bolivar and Mason 
have both set an example in this particular to the Church in this 
Diocese. They have both been erected by the persevering energy 
and devotion of clergy and people. 

On Thursday, the 30<A, I consecrated the church. It was an 
occasion long to be remembered. The clergy from Memphis and 
the neighboring parishes, with a goodly number of the laity from 
* distance, all gathered together to testify their hearty interest, 
^d were most cordially greeted by the Rector and his people. 

There were present of the clergy the Rev. Charles Francis Col- 
lins, Rector of the parish ; the Rev. J. T. Wheat, D.D., the Rev. 
John A. Harrison, D.D., the Rev. J. J. Ridley, D.D., the Revs. W. 
C. Gray, James Carmichael, J. Hibbard Bowles, and C. C. Parsons, 
^1 of whom took part in the services. I preached the consecra- 
^on sermon to a very attentive congregation. 

*The weather on Friday was so extremely inclement that no ser- 
^ces could be held. 



36 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

Oil Saturday, April \st, accompanied by the Rev. C. F. Collins 
and Messrs. J. F. Jett and F. W. Maclin, I drove to the resi- 
dence of Mrs. Helen Somerville, where, after litany, I confirmed 
Mr. Charles Fenton Claiborne, who for many months has been con- 
fined to a sick room. I next drove to the residence of Mr. Richard 
Rives, where services were lield. The Rev. Mr. Collins baptized 
five adults — two of whom I subsequently confirmed — after a brief 
address and exhortation. 

A2>nl 2d. {Sunday before J'Jastcr.) After morning prayer, I in- 
stituted the Rev. C. F. Collins as Priest and Rector of Trinity 
parish. I preached and confirmed twenty-three candidates, aft^r 
which the newly instituted Rector celebrated the Holy Communion 
and gave the Benediction of Peace. The services wore protracted 
from 11 to 3 o'clock, and thus closed one of the most deligbtful 
visitations I have ever made to any parish. I returned to Mem- 
phis on Monday evening. 

4^/i. (Tu€sd<ti/.) Granted Letters Dimiasory to the Rev. L L 
Lurton, Deacon, to the Ecclesi mistical Authority of the Diocese of 
Mississippi, and transforre<l ^Ir. W. J. Lemon, a candidate for Holj 
Orders, to the Diocese of Alabama. 

i)th. (Wcdnt'f:d(7i/.) Visited St. Saviour's Mission, seven miles 
from Memphis, whore, aftHr morning prayer by the Rev. J. J. 
Vaulx, I preached, confirmed seven candidates, and delivered an 
address. 

Ofh. ( Thursday hcforc Easter.) At night I preached in Gnice 
Church and confirmed ton candidates. 

7/A. {Good Friday.) I officiated at seven services, proache-l 
live times, and baptized two adults and three cliildren. 

JUastei'-J'Jvcji, Otiiciated in St. Mary's. 

Easter Sunday. Admini.stered Holy Communion in St. Mary's 
at 7 A.M., and in Good Shepherd at 8 A. M. At St. Mary's I bap- 
tized two adults after tlio early service. At 10 A.M. opened the 
Sunday-School witli litany, and delivered an address. At 11 had 
morning prayer, afti^r which T preached, confirmed twenty-three 
candidates (one for St. Ijaz.iru.s), and administered the Holy (Com- 
munion. At 4 P.M. I baptized one adult and one infant in Sl 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 37 

17 8. At 7J P.M., in Calvary Church, I delivered an address 
Confirmation, confirmed twenty-one candidates, and addressed 
m. 

Easter Monday, Early Communion in St. Mary's. Morning 
yer at 10^, and baptized Mif. Mary Elizabeth Brooks. Pre- 
sd at the parish meeting. 

Easter Tuesday, I read service at 5 r.M. in the Church of the 
vent, Nashville, and at night, in the same church, united in the 
ids of holy matrimony Mrs. Isabella G. Robertson and Robert 
Barnwell, Esq. I returned to Memphis on Thursday. 

.bih. (Saturday.) At night, in Zion Church, Brownsville, after 
vice by the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Ridley, I preached, confirmed 
lass of eleven candidates, and delivered an address. 

First Sunday ^ after Easter, Morning prayer was said by the 
:tor. I preached and administered the Holy Communion. At 
ht I also preached, and confirmed two candidates. I am most 
)py to report this parish in a more healthy condition. A com- 
table and extremely neat parsonage has been built on. ground 
lated by a member of the vestry. 

Viih. {Monday.) At night, in St. Matthew's, Covington, after 
tning prayer by the Rev. Chas. F. Collinp, I preached and con- 
Qed a cla.s8 of six candidates, and delivered an address. 

i8^A. ( Tuesday,) I preached and administered the Holy Com- 
mon. Mr. Decatur Drummond, a candidate for Holy Orders, is 
iping up the services in this parish very acceptably. A new 
try room has been built, to my special comfort and enjoyment. 

Wi, ( Wednesday^) In St. Mary's Cathedral I united in the 
ids of holy matrimonv Mrs. Lizzie Gill and Mr. Thomas Rad- 
le. 

!0//i. {Thursday.) I consecrated the new edifice erected by 
coagn'gation of St. James' Church, Bolivar. There were pres- 
Oi the clergy the Rev. Drs. White, Ridley, and Harrison, and 

ir. Me.^srs. Carmichaei, "Wagner, Cullins, and Croes, (of N. Y.,) 
of whom took part in tlie .service. I preached, and adminis- 

sd the Holy Communion. At night, after sorvicii by the attend- 



38 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

ing clergy, the Rev. Dr. White preached, and I confirmed one can- 
didate. 

2l8L I met the clergy and the male members of the parish in 
the church, and spoke of the work of Christian education. At 
night I confirmed three candidates. After evening service, Mr. 
Wagner preached. 

Second Sunday after JSasta-. In Trinity Church, Clarks^'ille, I 
preached in the morning and administered the Holy Communion. 
In the afternoon I consecrated Christ Chapel, four miles from 
Glarksville, south of the river ; preached and confirmed two can- 
didates. At night I preached in Trinity Church, after service by 
the Rector, and confirmed a class of eleven candidates. 

24^/i. (Mcynday,) I met the vestry of the parish and a number 
of the male communicants at the rectory, and addressed them on 
parish work. 

26M. ( Wednesday.) In St. Mary's Cathedral, after morning 
prayer by the Rev. C. C. Parsons, and a sermon by the Rev. Dr. 
Wheat, I admitted Mr. Peter Wager to the sacred Order of Dea- 
cons. 

2T/A. {Thursday,) At night, in the court-house at Trenton, after 
evening service by the Rev. J. A. Harrison, D.D., of Jackson, I 
preached to a large congregation. 

28^. {Friday.) In the morning, at the residence of John H. 
Ghiss, Esq., I gathered the little band of communicants together, 
and after an address, administered the most Comfortable Sacra- 
ment of the Body and Blood of Christ to them. At night, evening 
prayer was said by the Rev. Dr. Harrison in the court-house. I 
baptized Mr. James W. Coldwell, preached, and confirmed three 
candidates. Tlie mission at Trenton has been without servii^es 
since my visitation in May, 1870, and yet it is a most promising 
fieM, and fully ripe for parochial organization. 

Third Sunday after Easter, I preached in Calvary Church, 
Mempliis, on the subject of church building, and the necessity of 
erecting a new edifice by that important parish. Dr. White read 
seivice. At night the Rev. C. C. Parsons read prayers in St 
Mary's, and I preached. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 39 

May \%t SS. Philip and James. I administered the Holy 
Oommunion in St. Mary's Church. 

2c?. {Tuesday,) After evening prayer in Immanuel Church, 
lagrange, by the Rev. Dr. Hedges, of Somerville, I preached. 

3o?. ( Wednesday.) Rev. Dr. Hedges read morning prayer, and 
"baptized one adult and two children. I preached, confirmed five 
candidates, and delivered an address. 

Ath. {Thursday.) In the afternoon I read service and preached 
in the chapel of the Church of the Messiah, Pulaski. 

hth, {F/iday.) Held services and preached morning and even- 
ing, and in the afternoon administered the Holy Communion, in 
private, to the venerable Mrs. McKimmon, who for several years 
past has been confined to her bed, and who is patiently waiting the 
Master's summons. The parish at Pulaski has been for a year or 
more without the services of a clergyman, although I have made 
every effort to secure one, and the vestry have invited a number of 
clergymen, but all in vain. 

&h. {Saturday.) Administered the Holy Communion and de- 
livered an address. Baptized \Vm. Batt, son of Capt. W. R. and 
Julia Garrett. I reached Columbia at 3i p.m. The Columbia In- 
stitute, under the admirable management of its accomplished Rec- 
tor, has taken its place among the first and best educational estab- 
lishments of the land — where our daughters may b& trained in all 
human knowledge, and nurtured in the admonition of the Lord. 
"With ample and attractive accommodations for a large number of 
pupils, thoroughly furnished with all the appliances for instruction, 
^th a full corps of qualified instructors, the institute is the very 
^odel of a church school. It meets every want and supplies every 
requisite of a home school. 

thurth Sunday after Easter. St. Peter's Church, Columbia, 
^forning prayer was said by the Rector at 8^ o'clock, after which 
^ Catechised the children of the Sunday-School. At 11 o'clock I 
P^^ached and administered the Holy Communion. At 3. J p.m., 
^fter litany, I administered the Apostolic rite of Confirmation to a 
'*^ss of nineteen candidates, and delivered an address. At 8 p.m., 
^*ter evening service by the Rector, I preached, and afterwards 



40 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

drove out to Hamilton Place, Asliwood, to be ready for sen'iceson 
Monday. 

At 11 A.M. in St. John's, Asliwood, after morning prayer by the 
Rev. Mr. Beckett, I preaclied and confirmed one candidate. After 
the service the pupils of the Columbia Institute with the congrega- 
tion present proceeded in a body to the adjoining church yard and 
scattered flowers over the graves of Bishop Otey and the late Gen. 
Lucius J. Polk, a devoted friend, and a member of the Board of 
Trustees of the Institute ; all united in singing the 199 hymn, 

There is a land of pure delight, 

And alter suitable prayers and the benediction the congregation 
dinpersiKl. 

liUL ( Wcihit'sdaf/.) Was present with the Rev. Geo. Beckett, 
of Columbia, at the opening services of the Convention of the 
Diocese of Georgia in St. Peter's Church, Rome. 

11///. {T/iursdm/,) Took part in a missionary- service. Ad- 
dresses wore made by the Bishop of Georgia, the Rev. Wm. H. 
Chirko, of Augusta, and myself. The oiiertory and 2»ledges given 
amounted to jf^l,80iK 

lyt/i Su7idaf/ nftrr JEasfcr, In St. Augustine's Chapel, Sewanee, 
I celebrated the Holy Communion at the early service, and at U 
o'clock, after morning prayer by the Chaplain, I preached. At 5 
r.M. I assembled all the students who had been confirmed anA 
addressed them o\\ the dutii-s of the religious life. I assisted the 
Chaplain at evening prayer. 

lOM. (Tut-'idaf/.^ In the Church of the Advent, Nashville, "3 
read evening j^i'^^^'^^i'* 

IT///. (^ Wr'.hirsd'j)/,) Attonded with great delight the opening 
services of the Parisli Soho'^1. Si. Paul's. Franklin. This is one o-* 
tlie must siuTi'ssfid Parish S-.-liools in the Diocese. 

A^'.-'iciio/i 7>.i'f. As-i^iovi by the Rector I administered the Hol^ 
Cuuiiuunion in Si Paul's Cliurch. and delivered an address. A— 
niizlii. :ifier evening praviT by iho Rector. I preached, confirmed 
four oau'lidahs, Maiiliv^w F.^inaiu deGratienried. Matthew Fontai '■■ 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 41 

Pritchard, Col. John Biiford and Mrs. Duncan deGrafFenried. My 
visitation to this Parish has been very gratifying. 

19th. (Friday.) * Assisted Rev. J. M. Schwrar at evening 
prayer in the Church of the Advent, Nashville. 

Sunday after Ascension, Assisted the Rector of Christ Church 
at morning prayer at 9 o'clock, after which I catechised the chil- 
dren of the Sunday School. At 10^ a.m., I preached, confirmed 
ten candidates and delivered an address. At 3 p.m. I confirmed in 
private a sick person belonging to Christ Church congregation. At 
4i P.M. I administered the Apostolic rite of Confirmation in the 
Chapel of the Holy Trinity, of which the Rev. M. S. Royce is 
Hector. There were present of the clergy the Revs. M. S. Royce, 
Wm. J. Ellis, Wm. Graham and J. M. Schwrar. Mr. Graham 
preached and I confirmed five candidates. At night in the Church of 
the Advent, I preached, confirmed seven candidates and delivered an 
address. The service was very delightful, and the clergy present 
all participated in it. A very largo congregation was assembled. 

22nd. {Monday.) In the hall occupied by the congregation of 
the Mission at Murfreesboro, after evening prayer by the Rev. M. 
S. Royce, I preached. I also baptized at this service two adults 
and two children. At night after service by the Rov. Messrs. 
Royce and Judd, I preached, confirmed three candidates and 
delivered an address. 

2Zrd. {Tuesday.) I officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Alfred 
Kayno, in Christ Church, Nashville. At the funeral I baptized 
Mr, Kayne and his son. I left Nashville the same evening for 
Chattanooga. 

While to me, personally, this has been a year of trial and hard- 
ship, I rejoice to know that it has been a year of steady and 
healthful growth to the Church in this Diocese. We see this in the 
more active earnest life of our people. We see it in the improved 
character of our services. We see it in the more hearty good will 
and practical co-operation of clergy and laity. We see it in the 
huilding of new, and restoration of old churches. I have, during 
the past year, consecrated St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga; St. 
Paul's Church, Franklin ; Trinity Church, Mason ; St. James' 
Church, Bolivar; Christ Chapel, Stewart County: — St. Mary's 



42 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION, 

Church, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Memphis, have been 
greatly enlarged and beautified. St. Peter's Church, Columbia, 
will, God willing, be consecrated on the 14th of June. New 
parishes have been organized at Buntyn Station and Sewanee. 
Under the faithful labors of the Rev. H. 0. Judd, the Missions at^ 
Murfreesboro and Tullahoma are rapidly improving, and the proba- 
bility is that at both these places there will be churches built 
during this conventional year. If we can only be united in work: 
and worship, I feel sure there is a glorious future for the Church in. 
Tennessee, but we live in a period of extraordinary agitation. The 
spirit of the age is emphatically the spirit of dissension, and it can 
only be resisted by that holy spirit of fraternal unity and love, in 
whose strength we may hope to lift up the banner of the cross with 
a promise of victory. In union, under God, is our strength. In 
union is our hope. In union is our confidence. Let us beware of 
the sleight of men and their cunning craftiness. Let us beware of 
the crait and subtlety of the devil, that loving one another we may 
fulfill the royal law, and not only ourselves dwell together in peace 
and concord, but set forward quietness, peace and love among all 
Christian people. It is very sad to contemplate the divisions among 
those who profess and call themselves Chrisrians. These divisions 
are a jmsitive hindrance to the work of Christ; they are disintegra- 
ting; society. How are we to deal with them? We must not 
expect to cure them by calling hard nanios. It is very evident 
that envy, hatred and malice, and all uncharitableness, will not 
help us to bring into the Way of truth those who have erred and 
are deceived. We muf<t ourselves be filled with love to God and 
lovo to man. We must ourselves be examples and patterns to the 
fio(.k of Christ. Always, in the pulpit and from house to house, 
wo must set forth the glory of God and the salvation of man in the 
person of Christ. '' Ilim first. Him last, Him midst, and without 
end.** And so with our souls stayed on Christ, and loving Christ, 
and preaehinj^ Christ, we are to l)uild our j^eople up unto that 
agreement in the faith, and knowledge of God, and to that ripeness 
and })erfectness ..f age in Christ, that there be no place left among 
ourselves for error in religion, or for vicionsness of life. We know 
how bitter is the i)reiudice, and how dark the ignorance with which 
our Church has to contend, and while we hold the truth in love, we 
must still stir n]» the gilt that is in us, and "minister the doctrine 
and sacraments, and the discipline of Christ as the Lord hath com— 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 43 

txianded, and as this Church hath received the same." The words 
3f Bishop Ravenseroft are very wise words touching this point. 
'* The unity of the Church ; its distinctive character, its religious 
purposes, the authority of its ministers, these," says he, "are the 
points about which the most lamentable ignorance prevails, the 
most unfounded opinions are being established, not only among 
Episcopalians, but at large. To permit this ignorance to be undis- 
turbed, is to be false to our ordination vows; false to our 
acknowledged principles, and false to the souls committed to our 
care. If these principles are woven into the very framework of 
our polity, impregnable in their truth, essential to the great work 
"we have in hand, let us not appear as ashamed of them, or weakly 
afraid of the consequences, and thus become parties to that misera- 
ble delusion which weakens us as a body, and strengthens the ranks 
of our adversaries, and I will fearlessly say, weakens the cattse of 
true religion, by tacitly owning one division after another, till the 
great master principle of the Church of God, its unity, is merged 
in the mass of Christian names, and swallowed up by the indif- 
ference and infidelity thus fostered. In coming to tliis duty, 
however, my reverend brethren, it is my part to warn you to set 
your faces like a flint against the misrepresentations and reproaches 
of pretended friends, real enemies, w-ho will be sure to combine 
against you, and throw every obstacle in your wMy." So far as 
those without are concerned, we shall gain nothing by sacrificing 
our principles on the altar of an ill earned popularity. We shall 
gain nothing for Heaven, nothing for our Master or his blood- 
bought Church. We know that our branch of the Church Catholic 
has a standard of unity, which is drawn direct from the fountain 
of inspiration, transmitted through the same channel of apostolic 
Order and truth, and guarded on every side by the strong and 
powerful bulwarks of pure and primitive doctrine. Let us hold on 
to our bond of substantial unity with an earnest brotherly love, 
and let us teach the people committed to our care, both "with 
doctrine and exhortation taken out of the Holy Scriptures, and 
with a life agreeable to the same." ** But woe betide the Priest of 
t;he Church who undertakes to be charitable, as it is called, towards 
others, by suppressing the truth," You are all aware of the 
lamentable case of a clergyman in a Northern Diocese, who has 
recently been condemned by an ecclesiastical court for a mutilation 
of the baptismal office of the Church. An earnest man, we may 



44 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

hope, Init a very misguided Priest we must believe. He would 
not only explain away the meaning of the words the Church 
required liim to use, but he refused the words themselves. With 
the Rev. John Henry Blunt, I must say, "I do not see how a 
conscientious person can feel satisfied in a continued use of 
* explained away formularies.' " There are men calling themselves 
ministers of the church who are using unceasing effort to modify 
the language of the Book of Common Prayer. It is quite probable 
that subject may bo brought up at the General Convention in. 
October next. But, brethren, this is no new thing. 1 have in my 
library a copy of a work entitled * A Book of the Common Prayer 
and administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremo- 
nies of the Church according to use of the Evangelical Episcopal 
Church.' The work Wiis ratified by *' the Council of the Evangelical 
Episcopal Church, on the 28th day of April, in the year of our 
Lor<l 1821. ' A half a century has gone by and the body that set 
forth the book has passed away from the memory of man, while the 
book itself is only to be met with in piles of ecclesiastical rubbish. 
But this attempt to amend the Prayer Book may teach us a lesson ; 
we may learn from it how far some men would go. All that is left 
of the calendar in this Evangelical Prayer Book is one table of 
lessons for Sabbath and other Holy Days. All the epistles and 
go.spels are omitted and twenty-eight of the collects. Twenty-one 
Psalms are left in the Psalter while the articles of religion are 
reduced h\>m thirty-nine to seventeen, and these are mostly mutila- 
tions. It retains an ulliee for tlie administration of the Lord's 
Supper, a torni for the baptism of infants, a form for the solemniza- 
tion of nuitrimony and an urder for the burial of the dead, while 
the catechism is omitted. The order of confirmation, visitation and 

communion of the sick ; Prayers to be used at sea; the visitation 

of prisoners; Thanksgiving lor the fruits of the earth are allk- 
abolishoJ. The Ordinal and all that relates to the ordination o:^ 
Priests and Deacons, and the consecration of Bishops is readily^ 
melted d-Avn into one otfice, as parity in the ministry was a doctrin •=3 
of the su-called Evangelical Episcopal Church. This was mending 
the Piayei- Book with a vengeance. It may well be a warning do 
the rcsth.'ss spirits of our own day, who are seeking to break down 
all the leu.'es and hed.i^es of the church; and it may teach us the 
absoliitr necessity of holding on to the book of Common Prayer 
just as it now is. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 46 

It may well be a warning to earnest minded men, who really 
desire the prosperity of the Protestant p]piscopal Church against 
affiliating even with societies in open antagonism to the r(:cognized 
and time honored auxilliaries of the Church, which, jujljial by the 
results of their operations, foster a spirit of restlossnesi= under the 
constituted authorities and accepted formuhis of tlie Church, and 
which must finally eventuate in schism, as it has already done in 
insubordination. 

Tlic scriptural language of the officos of the Church cannot be 
questioned and most of the mistakes arise from a partial and 
incomplete apprehension of their simple meaning as a port of the 
system in which ministerial acts and words have a power <lorived 
from God, as well as an outward form. "One hears," says Blunt, 
•* phrases about the regeneration of children, and holy biiptism, 
and the reality of the gift bestowed in tlie Holy Commnnion, and 
forgiveness of sins in al)solution, whicli leaves many o[>on to the 
impression that the Priest is supposed to effect the i'eL'«:-neration, 
reality or forgiveness ; but such i>hrascs will have no place in the 
vocabulary of a clergyman, or a layman either, who tliorouglily 
recognizes the relation between the human j^astors aii<l the One 
Divine. "Whatever is the spiritual effect of words or jct ions that 
are used by a minister of God, that effect is produ«tMl by God 
alone; the minister of God can no mr»re be said to ]iri"luce th^^se 
results than the conduit which convoys water from th»' mountain 
spring to the lips of the drinker can be said to «|uonch liis tliirst.'' 
We may hope and we should pray that God's continual pity may 
cleanse and defend His Church against the ra>li and liasty conclu- 
sions of men, against the distorting influence of party spirit; so 
that it may be a glorious Church, glorious in purity and truth, 
glorious in unity and peace, glorious in work and wui-jrhip and 
glorious in Godly ([uietness. I rejoice to believe, l.»r«'r]iren, that 
liturgical revision would meet with no favor from tin? <lcrgy and 
laity of the Church of Tennessee. I am persuaded that there is no 
part of the liturgy, but has become so endeared to the Church that 
nothing could be altered or expunged. It lacks but one prayer, as 
Dr. South has saitl, and that is a petition that Almighty (iod would 
preserve it in use in this Church forever. 

The subject of life assurance is one that I think should be con- 
sidered by this Convention. I am aware that it is a subject 



JOURNAL 01: CONVENTION, 

requiring much careful investigation to secure success, but I do no X 
doubt that a plan may be devised, and properly arranged anc3. 
carried out that will be of groat advantage to the Church i^i 
securing to the clergy some provision for their families and at the 
sapie time tend to render the tie of pastor and people more 
permanent. 

This subject is an important one in view of the fact that the 
clergy are m inadequately supported by their parishes. As a rule, 
the clergy are living, or rather slowly imperceptibly dying on very 
small salaries. The laity confess that they could not any of them 
begin to live on the pittance they allow their Pastor. They are 
also conscious, and they declare that if a way could be devised, 
there would be no lack of means and disposition to correct the 
wrong. But some object to subscriptions and some object to dona- 
tions, and some object to the offertory, and some object to pew 
rents, and so the matter stands, still the poor Pastor of the flock 
struggles on and runs in debt and suffers in reputation, or lives on 
his friends and suffers dependence, or opens a school, or takes in 
boarders, and suffers the loss of time, and the loss of domestic 
comfort, the loss of interest in his proper work, and the wear and 
tear of brain which relaxes his energies and impairs his vigor, if it 
doL'S not Inudly destroy his life. Surely, brethren, the clergy have 
a right to live of the gospel, " for even so hath the Lord ordained 
that they who preach the go8pel should live of the gospel," and it is 
the bounden duty of the Church to see that due provision be made 
for their comfortal)le maintenance, and provision for their families 
when they are called away by death. 

I have received from the Rov. Dr. Perry, the Secretary of the- 
House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of the General Convention, a, 
canonical notice of a i)roposed alteration in the constitution of the 
Cliurc-h. The alterations proposed refer to the division of dioceses. 
You are well aware of my views on the subject of dividing the 
Diocese of Tennessee. During the past year I made a very 
extended visitation, but I can honestly say that I have hardly 
touched the work that should be done, nor is it physically po.ssible 
for any one man to do justice to parishes already existing, and act 
as a leader in the mission work required by a population of a mil- 
lion and a half of souls, oc(Mipying forty-four thousand square 
miles, but whether the plan proposed will not rather delay than 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 47 

facilitate an increase in the Episcopate, is a matter of serious con- 
sideration. I greatly fear that it will be a long while before either 
East, Middle or West Tennessee would be able to give satisfactory 
assurance to the General Convention of the Church, of the suitable 
provision for the support of the Episcopate in the contemplated 
new Diocese. It is most important that the Church should take 
some steps for the support of the present Episcopate. The past 
year has been a very sad one to me from the inadequate provision 
made, and the irregular way in which the salary of the Bishop has 
been paid. 

It affords me pleasure to announce to the Church the establish- 
ment of a Church Book Depository in the city of Memphis. The 
very great inconvenience in obtaining Prayer Books, Bibles, Tracts 
for Missionary use, and general Church literature from New York 
and other Northern cities, has long been felt, and several attempts 

have been made to establish a Book Depository in this Diocese. 
The present undertaking, we are assured, is on a permanent basis, 

and I ask for Mr. Wm. Stuart Speirs, the gentleman in charge of 

it, the liberal support of the clergy and laity. 

The Banner of the Church will hereafter be published in Mem- 
phis. It is intended to be a thoroughly good religious paper, free 
ftom all party strife, and of such a religious character as to aid the 
clergy in disseminating the truths of the gospel and the principles 
of the Church. If it is sust^iined by the Church, I think I may 
j)romise that it will be a most useful publication. 

I feel more and more the importance of adding to the perma- 
nence of the Pastoral relation by building homes for the clergy. 
It obviously is the interest of our congregations that each should 
lave a Parsonage. If the clergy are provided with permanent 
tomes, there will be less hindrance to the growth of our Parishes. 
I could wish that every Parish which has no Rectory would at once 
undertake the work of procuring one. If sufficient money cannot 
be obtained in one year, let a beginning at least be made. A 
subscription or contribution as large as can be raised will form a 
nucleus of a Parsonage fund. To assist in doing this, a Parish 
Guild would be a healthy instrmentality and I do not doubt that if 
the work were entered upon in a hearty way, success would crown 
every effort. I rejoice to know that the Parishes of St. John's 



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Knoxville ; St. Paul's, Franklin, and Zion Church, Brownsvill ^ 
have (luring the past year secured Parsonage houses. And nov^-^ 
beloved, let us pray God to give us His spirit in lull measure, L ^t 
us beseech Him to direct, sanctify and govern us in our preset -^^^ 
work, that we may indeed do true, and laudable service for t"}je 
dear Master's Kingdom. 

CHARLES TODD QUINTARD, 

Bishop of Tennessee 

The Bishop appointed the following Committee on that portion cf 
his ad<lross with reference to Life Assurance : Rev. Mr. Bradley 
and Rev. Dr. Humes, of the clergy, and Mr. dcGraflenried, of tke 
laity. 

The Rev. Mr. l^owles olTered the following resolution which wa-*3 
adopted : 

lici^ohedy 'I'hat at each nuiiunl Convention a committee on Glebe Land^* 
and Parsonages bo ai»point(.Ml. of which the Rcjristrar of the Diocese shaL^ 
ho ox-()t!icio Chiiirmun. and that it be reqnired of Rectors of Parishes t^:^^ 
cml»()dy in their Parochial reports what progress has been made durin.^^ 
tho procodinji year in providing homes for the clerpy, and what propcrt,^?' 
ha& ln'on purchased or donated for the u?o and benefit of the Church. 

Tlh^ Bishop jippoinio'l tiie folh'wing Committee on Glebe Lan-T^ 
and Til i-soTi:^ 'JOS : Tlie Rev. ^^Ictsrs. Cullins and Bowb'S, ol tl'Jie 
oloriiy, and ^lossrs. Evans. Hi jht and AVm. F. Orr, of the laity. 

The Bislioj^ ;ipp:iiTit."l tho following: Committees: Committee ow 
ilio (.'hur^li Bo.'k I\^p.-.sitory — R.-v. ^[o5^fr^. Harris, Munford and 
Pai>ons, ni ill.' r-l.>rjy. and ^»Ii'^srs. Piokctt and Drummond. of th.*? 
l.-.ity. Comi.iiticr . :i tin* iJivisien o: the Diooose — Rev. Dr. White 
aii'l Pvv. M<s-rs. (Ii:i]ia!:i TAvX J^houp, of tho elorgy, and Mes.srs. 
Pi.."l;in, Fairl'anks wvA Criii-lioad. ul the laity. 

Tl.o iollv.\v*r.L: o-'r.i:..::i:o it: ^u !rom tiie Gt-neral Convention w.?5 
icicMO I to this C■.•:a::l;l*^ ^- : 

Commimictttiou ;rom the General Convention. 

\\\\ \X'.\ . vNi» Prv: Sn;: — I'.i cMr.'.i'.lar.co wiih tho requirements of sW- 
li. n III , o:' Canon I. o( T:::.- III., of the Pinost. I would hereby give 
part".c'.'.i;ir n.'iico Uuit tl.o .*'i!.>win;: a*.:oration of the Constitution of the 



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urch is proposed, to-wit, that comprised in the resolution subjoined, 
d resolution having been adopted by a constitutional majority of both 
>uses of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church 
October, A.D. 1H68: 

EcMolved, That the alteration of the Constitution recommended in the 
lowing resolution be proposed, and that the same be made known to 
5 several Diocesan Conventions, in pursuance of Article 9 of the Con- 
tution, viz. : 

Resolved^ That Article 5 of the Constitution be amended so as to read 
following, viz. : 

A Protestant Episcopal Church in any of the United States, or any 
rritory thereof, not now represented, may, at any time hereafter, be ad- 
tted on acceding to this Constitution ; and a new Diocese, to be formed 
)in one or more existing Dioceses, miiy be admitted under the following 
strictions, viz. : 

No new Dioceses shall be formed or erected within the limits of any 
her Diocese, nor shall any Diocese be formed bj' the junction of two or 
3re Dioceses, or partp of Dioceses, unless with the consent of the Bishop 
d Convention of each of the Dioceses concerned, as well as of the Gen- 
ii Convention, and such consent shall not be given by the General Con- 
ation until it has sati.** factory assurance of a suitable provision for the 
)port of the Episcopate in the contemplated new Diocese. 

^o such new Diocese shall be formed which shall contain loss than six 
i^jhes, or less than six Presbyters who have been for at least one year 
onically resident within the bounds of such new Diocese, regularly 
led in a parish or congregation, and qualified to vote for a Bishop. 
• shall such new Diocese be formed if thereby' any existing Diocese 
11 be so reduced as to contain less than twelve parishes, or less than 
Ive Presbyters who have been residing therein and settled and quali- 
. as above mentioned; provided that no cit^'.shall form more than one 
►cese. 

n case one Diocese shall be divided into two or more Dioceses, the 
ftcesan of the Diocese divided maj' elect the one to which he will be 
iched. and shall thereupon become the Diocesan thereof, and the As- 
lant Bishop, if there be one, ma}' elect the one to which he will be 
ached ; and if it be not the one elected by the Bishop, he shal! be the 
xesan thereof. 

Whenever the division of a Diocese into two or more Dioceses shall be 
ified by the General Convention, each of the Dioceses shall be subject 
the Constitution and canons of the Diocese so divided, except as local 
cumstances may prevent, until the same may be altered in either Dio- 
•eby the Convention thereof. And whenever a Diocese shall be formed 
tof two or more existing Dioceses, the new Diocese shall be subject to 
' Constitution and canons of that one of the said existing Dioceses to 
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which the jrreater number of clergymen shall have belonged prior to tb-^ 
erection of such new Diocese, until the same may be altered by the Co 
vention of the new Diocese 

And also that the changes in ''A Table of the Days on which Eas^^ 
will fall for Thirty-eight Years," proposed in the following resolutic^j,, 
adopted by both Houses of the said General Convention, are submit t^c/ 
to the consideration of the several Diocesan Conventions, to-wit: 

lieaolved^ That the accompanying additional Cycle be made known to 
the Convention of every Diocese, agreeably to the eighth Article of the 
Constitution. 

Resolved, That an additional Cycle completing the present century bo 
inserted in the Table for finding Kuster; and that the Cycle from WMo 
1801 inclusive, which has already expired, be hereafter omitted. 



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In testimony whereof I have this day hereunto allix<;d my name. 

WILLIAM STEVENS PERRY, 

Secretary of the House oj Clerical and Lai/ DepuiiAi of the. 

General Conrcntion of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Gexkva, N. Y., May 1, 18T0. 

^Ir. Fairl>jiiiks submitted a proposition touching the astablish- 
meiit of a Convocation System, which was rolcrrod to the Comniittoe 
nn Canons. 

On motion of the llov. Mr. Parsons, it was 

Resolredy That the re(|uest uf the Treasurer of the Convention for the 
appointment by the 15ishop of a Trustee or Trustees for the Episcopal 
residence be referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Rev. Dr. Cross, Chairman of the Committee on Unfinished 
Business, submitted th«^ following rei>ort, wliicli wjis referred to the 
Cummittee on Glebe Lands and Parsonages: 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 51 

Report of the Committee on Unfinished Business. 

The Committee on Unfinished Business beg It^ave to report that 
:liey find in the Journal of last year's Convention, the report of a Com- 
mittee appointed by the Bishop at the Convention of lb6i), concerning 
:lie sale of certain Chur-vh Property^ and specifying particularly the sale 
if the part of a lot in Columbia^ the validity of which sale was regarded 
by said Committee as a legal question of much difficulty, about which they 
hesitated to express an opinion, and begged for its reference for examina- 
tion to the Diocesan Attorney, and it was so referred. (See Journal, p. 13, 
1st paragraph, and p. 22, document F.) What action — if any — the Dio- 
cesan Attorney has taken in the case, your present Committee have no 
means of ascertaining; and we, therefore, most respectfully suggest that 
this is an important matter of inquiry for this Convention. 

JOS. CROSS, Chairman. 
W. S. PICKETT. 

Mr. Wiley B. Miller, submitted the report of the Treasurer of 
the Diocese, which was referred to the Committee on Finance : 

Report of the Diocesan Treasurer, 

THE CONVENTION OF TUE P. E. CHIRCU IN THE DIOCESE OF TENNES- 
SEE, IN ACCOUNT WITH F. W. SMITH, TREASURER. 

Br. 

To Cash paid Bishop Quintard $3,1^5 s6 

'* " Treasurer of the I'ension Fund 147 >^?* 

" '' '' •' 152 :>() 

'* " on Re-purchase of Episcopal lU\«idence 11.") 00 

" '' Court Cost and l{ogi^^tc^^ng I >ecree 12 00 

** *' Insurance on Episcopal Kesidence 7.> 00 

** " for Repairs on *' *' 22 HO 

" *' Printing Journal 2V.\ CO 

'* " " Postage on Journal II 00 

*' •' Printing Circulars .'5 00 

Balance 121» 53—^,050 52 

Cr. 

By Balance rendered at la.st Convention .*1.V) H\ 

Christ Church, Nashville 770 00 

Calvary Church, Memphis 0«;0 (lO 

Grace Church, '* i»4<i fM) 

St. Mary s Church, •' ... 122 00 

St. Peter's Church, Columbia 24^ 03 

Trinity Church, Clarksville 300 00 

Immanuel Church. Lagrange ^ 7.> 



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St. John's Church, Ashwood 15 00 

St. Luke's Church, Jackson 120 13 

St. James' Church, Bolivar 137 50 

Trinity Church, Tipton County 110 00 

St. Paul's Church, Franklin 53 50' 

Zion Church, IJrownsville 76 00 

St. Mark's Church, Williamsport 11 00 

St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga 'M\ 00 

St. Thomas' Church, Somerville 48 00 

St. Anne's Church, l^Mgefield 75 00 

St. Paul's Church, Athens 31 50 

Otey Chapel, Shelby County 33 00 

Good Shepherd Church, Chelsea 43 15 

St. Matthew's Church, Covington 5 00 

St. Lazarus Church, Memphis 330 00 

Epiphany Church. North Knoxville 10 80 

Dividends on Union and Planters' Bank Stock 305 00 — 3^^,050 52 

May 23, By balance due the Convention $129 53 

May 23, 1871. F. AV. SMITH, Trea^rer. 

PARLSHES IN ARREARS. 

St. Mary's, Memphis $120 00 

Trinity, Clarksville 52 40 

Immanuel, T^agrange 18 75 

St. Luke's, Jackson 165 00 

St. John's, Knoxville :?32 5(V 

Trinity, Tipton (^)unty 50 0(^ 

Zion, Brownsville ~ 63 2l> 

St. Pauls. Chattanoo<ia 158 44 

St. Thomas, Somerville 34 50 

Advent, Nashville 328 0<> 

St. Annos, Edgefield Ill 23 

Redeenier, Shelbyville -j^ 00 

St. Pjnil's, Athens S lii 

Messiah, Pulaski 32 90 

Good Shepherd, Chelsea 26 00 

St. Matthew's, Covington. 132 2.^ 

Holy Trinity, Nashville 109 00 

St. Augustine's. Tniversity Place- 86 51' 

St. Alban's, Cluveland 27 50 

Epiphany, North Knoxville 11 00 

St. Peter's Mission, Nashville 10 .^'O 

Gordon's Mission, " 10 IK) 

Grace, Clarksville 33 00 

1,977 08 

The balance now due Bishop Quintard is $1,528 t^i' 

May 23, 1871. F. W. SMITH, Treasurer. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 53 

The Eev. Chas. F. Collins, Registrar of the Diocese, submitted 
his report which was received : 

JReport of the JRegistrar. 

During the last Conventional year T have received the foUowinj; instru- 
ments of writing: 

1. A Deed executed by John Cubbin, of Shell)}* Count}', Tennessee, dated 
April 29, 1861), and conve^'ing to the '* Convention of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee,"' a certain lot or parcel of 
land in Shelby County containing five acres. 

2. A Deed executed by E. R. Crandell, dated August 28, 18r»8, conveying 
to the Wardens and Vestry of Zion Church, Brownsville, a certain parcel 
of land in said town of Brownsville, on which said Church is built, and 
which is known and designated as lot \V,\, on the recognized Plat of the 
town of Brownsville; and in case said Vestry should become extinct then 
the right and title to said lot shall vest in the Convention of the Protestant 
Episcoi)al Church in the Diocese of Tennessee. 

3. A Deed executed by Samuel Oldham, of Haywood County, Ten- 
nessee, dated September 5, lS50, conveying to the "Convention of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee," a certain 
tract or parcel of land in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, adjoiuing the 
town of Ripley, containing four and one half acres. 

4. A Deed executed December 25, IsC!), by Mary .L McCreery, of the 
County of St. Louis and State of Missouri, and conveying to the Conven- 
tion of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, a 
Certain parcel of land in the City of Nashville, Tennessee, containing one 
fourth of an acre ; said deed is made for and in consideration that there 
be erected thereon within the period of three years from date a stone or 
brick building, for the use and purpose of religious worship, and to be 
Icnown as St. Mary's Church. 

r>. A Deed dated Augnst :», 18(;9, executed by Wm. Jackson Culbreath, 
of Tipton County, Tennessee, to Rt. Rev. Charles Todd (^uintard, Bishop 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, convey- 
ing a certain parcel of land in the town of Mu.son, containing one and 
ninety six one hundredth acres. 

6. A Deed executed by Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, conveying the lot or 
parcel of land last mentioned, to the Convention of the IVotestant 
Episcopal Church in said Diocese. 

A few journals and manuscripts of less importance have been received 
and placed among the archives of the Diocese. I desire to call the atten- 
tion of the clerg^v and laity to the canon which defines the duties of the 
Registrar. It will be seen that they are neither few nor unimportant; 



54 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

indeed they have a most important bearing on the interests of the Churcb 
both in its Parochial and Diocesan relations. There can be no doubt if 
the provisions of the canon were carried out we could soon have the 
Church in a more thoroughly organized condition than it has yet been. 

I would call especial attention to that section of the canon which 
requires that there shall be placed in the hands of the Registrar either the 
original or a copy of all deeds, leases, etc., to Church property. 

C. F. COLLINS, Registrar. 

The Bishop appointofl the following Committee on Assessments: 
Rev. Messrs. Carmichael, Beckett, Royoe, Smith, Harris and 
Hedges, of the clergy, and Messrs. Reese, Wells, Bray, Perkins. 
Craighead, Williamson, Hight, Phelan, Dorris, Pickett, M. M. 
Miller, Jerome Hill, Somervell, Evans and Payne, of the laity. 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Bowles, the election of oflBcers was 
made the order of the day at the afternoon session. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until 25 o'clock this 
afternoon. 

Thursday Afternoon, 2i o'clock. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Mr. Reese offered the following resolution, which, on motion of 
the Rev. Dr. Hiues, was laid on the table : 

Resolved, That the Rector of St- John's Church, Knoxvillo, if there be 
a registered communicant of his Parish, having the canonical qualifica- 
tions required of a member of this body, appoint him as a delegate from 
that Parish, and give him the proper certificate, upon this being done that 
the person so appointed take his seat as a member of the body. 

The Bishop made tlie following appointments : 

Attorney cf the Diocene — Albert T. McXeal. 

Examining Chaplain Jor West Tennessee — Rev. J. T. Wheat, D. D. 

Examining Chaplain for Middle Tennessee — Rev. Moses S. Royce. 

Examining Chaplain Jor East Tennessee — Rev. George N. James. 

Preacher of the Convention Sermon — Rev. Kdward Bradley. 

Preacher of the Oteg Sermon — Rev. George White, D. D. 

Trustees of the Can field Orphan Asglum — The Bishop. Mrs. S. A. M 
Canfiold, Messrs. .lacol) Thompson. Wiley B. Miller, .lohn P. Trezevantjrr 
L. M. Wolo(»tt, R. (\ Brinkley and Will. O. Woodson. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 55 

Registrar of the Diocese — Rev. Charles F. Collins. 

Balloting was dispensed with, and the following officers were 
vinanimously re-elected : 

Treasurer of the Diocese — Frederick W. Smith. 

Trustees of the E])iscoj)al Ftiwd— Messrs. E. P. McNeal, I). I. Wells 
and W. B. Miller. 

Treasurer of the Episcopate and Pension Fund— WWey B. Miller. 

Trustees of the University of the South for the Diocese of Tenjiessec 
— Rev. Edward Bradle}-, John I). Phelan and George 11. Fairbanks. 

Treasurer of the University of the South for the Diocese of Tennessee 
—Wiley B. Miller. 

Trustees of the General Theological Seminary — Rev. John A. Harrison, 
D. D., Rev. Richard Hines, D, I)., and Francis B. Fogg. 

The Rev. J. Howard Smith appointed 0. F. Hill, M. D., as a lay 
delegate from St. John's Cliurch, Knoxville, and the delegate was 
admitted and answered to his name. 

The Rev. Mr. Harris, Chairman of the Committee on the Church 
Book Depository, submitted the following report, and the accom- 
panying resolution was adopted : 

The committee to whom was referred that portion of the Bi.shop's ad- 
dress relating to the Church Hook Depository, recently established at 
Memphis, and the transfer of the good will and printing establishment of 
the Banner of the Church, to this Diocese, beg leave to report. 

That they are deeply impressed with the necessity of placing both of 
these enterprises upon a substantial basis, and having entire confidence in 
the plan which has been matured and set forth, they report favorably the 
HDllowing resolutions, namely : 

Resohedy That this Convention recommend to the patronage of the 
ilergy and laity of this Diocese, the Church Book Depository, now 
Established at Memphis, and trust that it may receive such orders for 
whnreh and miscellaneoas works as maj' be from time to time convenient. 

Resohed^ That the Banner of the Church be recommended to the 
exordial support of the clergy and laity of the Diocese, and that an imme- 
diate effort be made on the part of the parishes and of individuals to 
increase its subscription list by the addition of at least five hundred 
K:iAme8. 

GEO. C. HARRIS, Chairman. 



56 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION, 

Tlie following Standing Committee was elected by ballot: Re^-^ 
J. T. Wheat, D. D., Rev. George WTiite, D. D. and the Rev. Jame^ 
Carmichael, of the clergy, and Messrs. Wm. H. Stephens and John 
P. Trezevant, of the laity. 

The Rev. Mr. Parsons, from the Committee on the Church Home, 
submitted the following report, which was received, and the 
accompanying resolution was adopted : 

The Committee on the Church Home beg leave to report that they have 
oxamiued the annual report of the managers of the Home, and find that 
the Institution is conducted in such a manner as to recommend it heartily 
to the confidence and support of the Diocese. Thej therefore report 
favorably the following resolution : 

Resohedy That the Rectors of the several parishes of the Diocese be 
requested to make an annual appeal to their congregations in behalf of 
the Church Home, at such time and in such manner as they shall deter- 
mine best. 

Christ Church, Nashville, was selected as the place, and th^ 
Tuesday after the fourth Sunday aft«r Easter was designated a^ 
the time of the meeting of the next Convention. 

Mr. Fairbanks submitted the following report from the Trustee- s 
of the University of the South for the Diocese of Tennessee, whic^l: 
wa.s received : 

The undersi^rncd appointed b}' the Convention of the Diocese a?^ 
Trustees of the Universitj- of the South, beg leave respectfully to repoi.— t 

That the progress of the University during the past year has been ve-arj 
.satisfactory. The number of students has steadih' increased and has or% If 
been limited by the accoinmodntions at the command of the University- 
These students came from all the ten Dioceses connected with the Univer- 
sity, our own Diocese furnishing now about one sixth of the whole number. 
Durins; the pr(?sent term which commenced March 24, one hundred anJ 
eijihty-five have been registered. In connection with the growth of the 
University in numbers, there has been a steady increase in the resident 
population upon the University domain, and an enlargement of the busi- 
ness conveniences and facilities connected with the Institution. The 
Institution may well be regarded as now established upon a firm basis, 
and has demonstrated alrea<ly two leading ideas of its founders, the 
necessity of such an Institution and the expediency' of selecting a loca- 
tion especially adapted by its physical features for a great Umversitv, 
and which upon vacant lands, the property of the Church, shoald create* 
society of its own. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 57 

We fear that the greatness of the plan nnd the comprehensive nature of 
the scheme is not fully appreciated by the Church. A great work requires 
kp'eat means, and when we see the munificent endowments showered in 
these days upon institutions of but limited and local influence, nnd the 
increasing liberality evinced in other sections of our country for the 
support of educational institutions by voluntary associations, individuals 
and religious bodies, we may well hope that the progress of this great 
work which promises to do so much for the Church and the sons of 
churchmen will not be impeded or delayed in its onward progress for the 
want of the means to put up necessary buildings. It requires no other 
assistance, oeing self-supporting, but in order to furnish the means of 
education to those who are unable to meet their school expenses, 
endowments are requisite. 

We trust that our Diocese will not be behind its associates in aiding 
this great work now so satisfactorily going on. 



E. BRADLEY, 

GEO. R. FAIRBANKS, 1-rrwWee*. 

JNO. D. PHELAN, 



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The following deputies to the General Convention wore elected 
by ballot : The Rev. J. T. Wheat, D. D., Rov. John :M. Schwrar, 
Rev. John A. Harrison, D. D., and llov. James Carmichael, of the 
clergy, and Messrs. Francis B. Fogg, Goorgo R. Fairbanks, James 
B. Craighead and J. F. Jett, of the laity. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning 
at 9 o'clock, 

Friday Morning o'clock. 

After morning prayer by the Rev. Messrs. Munford an<l Harris, 
tlie Bishop called the Convention to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and tlie proceedings of yesterday 
Were read and approved. 

The Rev. Mr. Judd appeared and took his .^eat. 

The Rev. Mr. Sneed, Chairman of the Committee on the Can- 
field Orphan Asylum, submitted the following report, and the 
^accompanying resolution was adopted : 

Canfteld Asylum, 

-ft ike Ri. Bev. Charles Todd Quintard: 

The oriirinal founder of this Asylum, whose name it propcrl}' bears, was 
MihAj pi intelligence, high social position and a devoted Church-woman. 



68 JOVEKAL OF CONVEimON, 

Moved by the poverty and starvation which prevailed among onr colored 
population during and immediately after onr late civil war, and guided bj 
her deep feelings for suffering humanity, she undertook to establish this 
AsyUim for the destitute colored orphans to be found in the State of Ten- 
nessee, into which they might be received, trained in the practice of 
virtue, nnd fitted for the duties of life. By her appeals for aid to the 
benevolent, both in the South and the North, she succeeded in acquiring 
a large commodious lot of land, and erecting thereon a handsome and 
convenient building. After its completion and when it was in successful 
operation, she placed it, with the general consent of all her co-ndjutors 
under tlie supervision and control of the Convention of the Diocese of 
Tennessee. This trust was dul}* and formalb' accepted by the Conven- 
tion of the Church, which sat in Bolivar, Tennessee, in the year 186G. 
Trustees have been regularly appointed every year since that time, who 
have controlled the property. A deed to the property was properly 
executed conve3'ing title to the Church in the year 186(5, but for some 
cause it was not put on record. Some twelve months afterwards in the 
year 1S67, without the consent of the Bishop, another conveyance was 
made vesting the title in Mrs. S. A. Martha Canfield, Mr. W. H. Fitch and 
Mr. J. L. Tomeny, as Trustees, to hold however for the same general uses 
and purposes. This change has proved an embarrassment in the manage- 
ment of the Asylum ever since. It created distrust and misgiving in the 
minds of Churchmen who were "its best friends and most liberal patrons. 
And it seemed to impl^* there was some unknown ulterior reserved 
purpose in making it. To remove all ground for misapprehension, to 
comply with the statue which requires all property held and controlled by 
the Church to be held in the name of the Diocese of the Episcopal Church 
of Tennessee, and to relieve the property from taxation, (an important 
consideration) the present Trustees of the Asylum applied to the legal 
Trustees for their consent to a conveyance direct to the Diocese of the 
Episcopal Church of Tennessee. To this application the.v have received 
no reph'. We helieve a compliance with their request would tend greatly 
to th^ advancement and prosperity of the Institution, satisfy those dis- 
posed to sustain and support it, and carry out the design of the original 
founder of the Asylum. 

Notwithstanding this obstacle, as long as we hold undisturbed posses- 
sion, we deem it our bounden duty to go forward and make the Asylum 
the mt*ans of conferring on our colored population all the benefits 
po.sslblo. 

Early last Summer it was discovered that the altered circumst4inces of 
the colored population rendered the continuance of the system of simply 
receivinj;, maintaining and educating colored orphans, impracticable. It 
restricted the field of our operations to very narrow limits. No sooner 
were orphans received than applications were made for them by our most 
re.<peotable families and they would readily bind themselves to educate 
them in all the elementarA' branches of learning, and support thom until 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 59 

cached tbe age when they could earn wages and take their position 
iety. Last Fall finding that the necessity no longer existed to keep 
ijlum open for orphans exclusively, the Institution was placed in 
3 of Mr. Thomas G. Thompson a colored man of fine education, 
'ed with great aptness for teaching, and who is a candidate for 

in the Episcopal Church. The doors have been thrown open to all 
d children. The Trustees report that the number in constant atten- 

exceeds forty; and the progress of the pupils is most gratifying, 
examination in reading, arithmetic, geography and sacred history, 
ed any they had heard in any school of children of the same age. 
repetition of the creed and portions of the Church Catechism was 
and correct, and their singing was not excelled b}' the same number 
lere. 

accommodations are sufhcieut for one hundred children in the 
ry Department and at least fifty in a High School, where the more 
ced branches of learning may be taught. 

)lace the Institution on this footing is the aim and present design of 
ustees. To effect this, application has been made to the Board of 
I Visitors in Memphis, for an appropriation out of the school fund 
amount large enough to support two teachers in the Primarj* 
tment. We hope then to assign to Mr. Thompson the duty of open- 
High School in the Asylum, where such of the colored children as 
e disposed may be instructed in the higher brunches of education, 
lompson in our opinion is well fitted for this duty and if properly 
ned will undoubtedly prove an efficient educator of the colored 
of the country. 

Thompson now carries on a large Sunday-School in the Asj'lum, 
ads the .service there to a good audience every Sabbath. As soon as 
y be ordained, we confidently expect him to gather around him a 
h which will grow and strengthen to a most gratif>'ing extent. To 
port the committee append the following resolution. 

't Resolved, That the Board of Trustees make earnest efl'orts to 
the sympathy of the Home Mission for Colored People, in behalf of 
stitution, and to solicit their aid in carrying forward the work. 

committee would further cnll the attention of the Convention to 
eat necessit}' of sustaining this work and most earnestly commend 
leir prayers and to the protection of our Divine Master. 

C. F. COLLINS, 1 

II. II. SNKED, \ Commiitee. 

JACOB THOMPSON, J 

J Rev. Mr. Rovci* ott'ored the following resolution, which was 
eel : 



7lted, That the Bishop and the Secretary be authorized to publish 
ch of the reports as they ma^* think proper. 



60 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

The Rev. George N. James was added to the Committee on the 
State of the Church, in the place of the Rev. J. Howard Smith. 

The Rev. Edward Bradley, Chairman of the Committee on 
Finance, submitted the following report, and the accompanying 
resolutions were ptx-ssed, with the exception of tlie following, which 
was laid on the table : 

Resolved^ That the Treasurer of the Diocese be requested to pay the 
salary of the Bishop, quarterly in advance; and, to enable him to do this, 
he is hereby authorized to call upon the Treasurer of each parish, or 
missionary station on the adjournment of the Convention for a cash pay- 
ment of one fourth part of the assessment made thereon, and also for his 
three several notes endorsed by the Vestry, for each a quarter part of the 
assessment, payable on the first days of August, Novem])er and February 
next following respectively. 

The nomination of the Rev. Cha.s. F. Collins and Me^?srs. Jacob 
Thompson, Frederick W. Smith and L. M. Wolcott, as Trustees of 
the K[iiscopal residence, was ratified by the Convention, 

The Committee on Finance respectfully report that they have carefully 
examined the report of the Treasurer of the Diocese, and have found it 
correct : 

The assessment c'f 1870 for the support of the Episcopate 

amounted to $3,620 00 

To which was added for contingent expenses lifi'i 00 

Making the total assessment of the year !>,f)82 00 

Of this sum ther<» lias been paid 3,076 l*^ 

Leaving still due on last year's obligations i>OJ i^- 

'i'he further receipts reported, applicable to other assessments 

than those of last year aunount to 514 l^^ 

The Treasurer also reports the receipts of a certain dividend of 

I'nion and Planters Bank stock amounting to 305 "0 

Which sum the committee are led to suppose properly belongs to the 
permanent fund for the Ei)Iscop:ite. 

The balance in hands of the Treasurer at the opening of the 

Coyventional year was ^ l')j l** 

The total receipts amount to 3,f^95 3o 

Making together the sum of. $4,050 5- 

Out of whieh has been paid the Bishop's salary for the 3'ear $3,000 00 

And on account of arrears of salary of former j'cars 135 ^ 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 61 

V'arion 8 items on Episcopate residence 224 HO 

V'arious items of contingent expenses 2G0 00 

Paid the Treasurer of Pension Fund 300 :>3 

Leaving balance in hand 121) 53 

$1,050 52 

The amount due the Bishop on arrears of salary now stands at.. .$1,528 8!» 
To meet which, we hold in cash, the above halauce in Treasurer's 

hands 121) 53 

A.nd unpaid assessments amounting to 1,077 Os 

Nearly all of which may be soon collected, and all but about fifty dol- 
lars of which is considered collectable. 

In view of this statement, and in view also of the increased number of 
parishes to be asses.sed for the current year's expenses, the committee feel 
ftnthorized to offer the following resolutions: 

Resolved^ That the resolution passed by the Convention of last year. 
making it "the duty of each parish visited by the Bishop to bear his 
expenses to the place of his next visitation," is hereby repealed. 

Hesolred^ That in lieu of the obligation above implied, there be added 
to the salary of the Bishop of this Diocese for the coming year the sum 
of five hundred dollara, making his salary thirty-five hundred dollars. 

The committee greatly desire to give still further relief to the Bishop 
by devising some method by which the sums assessed upon the parishe.'* 
shall be realized with greater promptness, in order that the Treasurer ma}' 
be enabled to pay the Bishop's salary quarterly in advance. 

The committee fear that it is not generally understood among the dif- 
ferent members of this Convention, that the several assessment are due as 
soon as passed upon by the Convention, and that the inconvenience 
suffered by the Bishop is attributable nearly as much to the irregularit}* 
and tardiness of the payments as to any inadequacy of salary. This 
source of distress, (for it amounts to that) we are as a Diocese able to 
remedy, and we shall remedy it if we desiie to be faithful to our 
obligations. 

The following resolution is offered : 

Resohed^ That the Treasurer of the Diocese be requested to pay the 
ialary of the Bishop, quarterly in advance; and to enable him to do this. 
ae is hereby authorized to call upon the Treasurer of each parish, or mis- 
sionary station, on the adjournment of the Convention, for a cash 
[Payment of one fourth part of the assessment made thereon, and also 
Tor his three several notes, endorsed by the Vestry, for each, a quarter 
E»art of the assessment, payable on the first days of August, November 
^nd February, next following respectively. 

In regard to the Episcopal residence, the committee feeling deeply 



62 JOURNAL OP CONVENTION, 

(i;rateful to all who have participated iu this traly valuable gift to "fclie 
Diocese, bog permission to nominate the following named gentlemen a..^ a 
Board of Trustees of the Episcopal residence, in whose care the prope^rtjr 
shall be placed, viz: Rev. Charles F. Collins, Hon. Jacob Thompson, 
Frederick W. Smith, Esq., and Mr. L. M. Wolcott. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

EDWARD BRADLEY, Chairman. 
GEORGE N. JAMES, 
F. A. SHOUP, 
CHARLES C. PARSONS, 
E. P. MrNEAL, 
JEROME HILL, 
JOHN ROBERTS, 
J. THOMPSON. 
CuATTAXootiA, Mav 20. 1871. 

The Rev. Mr. Parsons oflered the following resolution which wai^^ 
ii(lopt(?d : 

Resolved., That when at the expiration of any quarter, an}' parish shalL^^ 
have been delinquent in the payment of its assessments, the Treasurer of^^ 
the Diocese shall notify the Rector and Treasurer of such delinquency, -*- 
and continue such notice weekly until the delinquency be made up. 

Mr. Craii!;]iead from the Committee on the Division of the '^=^ 
Diocese, .siil^inittod a miijority report as follows: 

Report of the Coinnilttee on the Division of the Diocese.^^' * 

The Committee to whom was referreil the communication of the Secre — — 
tary of the House of Clerical and Lay delej^ates to the General Convention,^- 
respectfully report that they have examined the proposed amendment to^::^^^ 
the constitution, set forth therein, and without being able to approve o£ ^" - 
all its provisions, neverLlicless recommend that the delegates from this 
Convention to the rroneral Convention, be instructed to support it, aa 
being preferable to the existing law on the same subject. 

On the subject of a division of the Diocese of Tennessee, your com- 
mittee without committing themselves as to the advisability of the action 
are unable to see how, in the present condition of the parishes, it is pos- 
sible to make such financial arrangements as are required by the proposed 
amendment necessary to division, and therefore they are unable to sugges^ 
any action to bo taken by tlie present Diocesan Convention with a viei« 
to early division. 

All of which is respectfully submitted- 

(JKORCE WHITE, Chairman. 
JAS. B. CRAIGHEAD, 

F. A. SHOUP, 
WM. GRAHAM. 

G. R. FAIRBANKS. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 63 

r. Phelan from the same Committee, submitted a minority 
rt as follows : 

e undersigned respectfully begs leave to submit the following as a 
•rity report : 

though entirely favorable to an increase of the Kpiscopate, and the 
Btion of very large Dioceses, he prefers the Constitution as it now 
is, to the proposed change, because he does not conceive it to be cou- 
nt with primitive usage, sound policy, or the true nature and office of 
Ifeneral Convention or Council of the Church, to possess the power, 
escribe to a Diocese, what provision it shall make for the support of 
ihop, as preliminary to the creation of a new Diocese. That, accord- 
o his conviction is, and ought to be, a matter which the Hishop and 
)iocese should be left, as always heretofore, to regulate for themselves, 
rding to the ever varying exigencies of times and places, without the 
!t interposition of any third person. 

le following resolution is respectfully submitted : 

•solved^ That our delegates to the General Convention be instructed 
)po8e the proposed change in the Constitution in respect to the crea- 
of new Dioceses. 

JNO. D. PHELAX. 

[p. Reese, in lieu of the resolution proposed in the minority 
)rt oflered the following resolution : 

esolved^ That the delegates of this Diocese to the General Convention 
equested to ask the consent of the General Convention to the division 
bis Diocese into two Dioceses — West Tennessee to constitute one 
jese, to be called the Diocese of Memphis, and Middle and East Ten- 
lee to remain the Diocese of Tennessee, provided before the meeting 
he General Convention a majority of the various parishes in each of 
Dioceses sought to be made shall furnish the delegates to the General 
vention with written evidence that they desire such a division and 
ence that provision for the support of the Bishop of such Diocese 
and will be provided. 

^ending the consideration of the reports, the Eev. Mr. Carmiohael, 
virman of the Committee on Assessments, submitted the follow- 
report, and the accompanying resolution was adopted : 

JReport of the Committee on Assessment. 

he Committee on Assessment respectfully report the following assess- 
it for the support of the Episcopate for the year beginning May 1, 
I: 

<rary Church, Memphis $ GOO 00 

Mary's Cathedral, Memphis 150 00 



64 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

St. Lazarus Church, Memphis 300 

Grace Church, Memphis 300 

Church of the Good Shepherd, Memphis 45 0< 

St. John's Church, Hunt3'n ". 4-0 

Immanuel Church, LaGranjre 35 0< 

St. Matthew's Church, Covington 25 Ol 

St. Thomas Church, Somerville 75 Ot 

Zion Church, Brownville 75 Oi 

St. Luke's Church, Jackson 150 

St. James' Church, Bolivar 125 0' 

Christ Church, Nashville 450 0' 

Church of the Advent, Na.shville 200 0« 

Church of the Holy Trinit}-, Nastiville 50 01 

St, Anne's Church, Edjjefield 75 0( 

St. Peter s Church, Columbia HO 0( 

Trinity Church, Clarksville 2.)0 0< 

Grace Church, Clarksville 20 0( 

Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville 50 0( 

St. Paul's Church, Franklin 50 0( 

Church of the Messiah, Pulaski 30 0( 

St. John's Church, Knoxville 150 0( 

Trinity Church, Mason 100 Of 

St. Paul's Church, Athens 15 (K 

St. Paul's Church, Chattanoo;!:a CO Ot 

St. Paul's on the Mountain, Scwanee 50 OC 

Epiphany Church, North Knoxville 10 OC 

Trinity Church, Winchester 25 0(J 

$:i,(U5 Of! 

liesolved, That the assossnients as reported above bo, and the same are 
adopted, and the TreasunM- be instructi.'d to char<;(^ the parishes accord- 
injrly; and that each parish assessed be charged a further sum of twelve 
and a hall per cent, on its respective assessment, to meet the contingent 
expenses of the Convention. 

J. CAPvMICriAEL, Chairman. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until thi.s afternoon at Si- 
o'clock. 

Friday Afternoon 2.V o'clock. 
The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, and re.sumed con- 
sideration of the Majority and Minority Report^s of the Committee 
on the LUvi.sion of the Diocese. 

Mr. Ree.se's resolution, offered in lieu of the resolution proj^osed 
in the Minority Purport, was unanimously ado])ted. The Rev. 



Vis- 






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NAMKS OF PARISHES, 



^L Usry'Pt Memphis,......,.. 

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CttlvaTy, MftmpfiU,, „,.„. 



RECTORS. 



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GrtWTF, McmpUJi? „. 

Triuky, Miuioii , 

5! Ion . BrtJivtievi Ik . .. . ..„ **- 

Ht . x*.X i he w V. Co vi n^ton, . „ , „ . „h ., 

RAveJJftCron, TJnlou C'*>r«itf , 

*^t. Luku^'e, JfifJKBon ,,.* , 

81. JatneK% Bii! I var,., „„,..,. „,.,.„,. 

fit. rhilip*a, Jiolivar „....„ 

Imiti an UP I , I^aO mn^* „ ., 

St. Thoina**, ftomer^lllB„„.. 

ftt, Jtihn'tf, tluiiO'ii ..,,.. 

St. S«vlDaT^0f Shelhj Coud If ...,,.> 

Chrlft, Ntu-hvlUe 

AdvL'Dt. *' (ilacfl Oct 16 ID} 

HolyTf!nity, *" ,.„. 

8t, PetorV, ** , 

8t.AniieV, Bilijpflcld.„ 

Trinity, Clark? vl lie 

U mt e» M uti (1,'g au' ry Con 11 ty .. 

Ht. PmilV, Fiiiukliii., 

St. pL"lcr>, Columbia....,,,.... 

Triiiky , W tiidioptur, „. 

Jlfdfttnuf r , S helby vS \\^ 

8t, FmilV, ChnTtdtiou^ ,. 

^l. AMmn'^, i:|evnJnnrt ,..,...., 

St. Fiiiirn^ Atbcn* 

Sr. Johirjj, Knoxvllle 

^3p]lphllI]y, Kuijixvlilc^. 

S I . Jainu h" , G ri>c' n ev i lk\. ,., . . . 

M WA nil , Tu 1 lnhomii ..^. . „ 

MiH^luj!, MnrM'eiubciro.,,...^^ 
!^t. JuhiiV^ At*h wood, H_ >..,„., 



Qeo. C. Ili^rri^. 



C C. Pur*oiiP„.....H..,..,„.,4 

neq. White, D,D..... 

J- T, Wheat, D,D» 
Wm. MiiuforrU AiiHbtAat. 

J Ckimlchael,.. 

C, F. CoUUi* 

J.J, Rldlpy, D.D ^ 

G. P.Collinn 

C. F. Conin* 

J. A, llftrrlimo, D.D ., 

W.C. Gray.. , 

W. C. Uray 

C. S. J!cd{^*^ D.D 

C, 8, nodge*. D.D 

J. II. Bow leu , 

J*J. V«ali» B.D. 

Wm. (3rahaniK,.,..„..,. 

John M, Sell wr*r«. „„.,.♦... 
M. S, RoTci}.,,^.,.,*,^*^,«„. 

W. T, n#lm„ 

W. J. Klli* 

S«ii5i'l R! n^fioM.. ,y„. 

Sam'l UliiErgfdd „..^.,,., 

Edward Bnirll^y ,„„„,„, 

Qeom? JiflckL*tt.^. .,,„„ 

\l. H. ^nupd 

E . A . Waun (fr ................ . 

Wnv >1owhniy.. „.,. 

dr. N. Jnmcii.,... 

tt. A, Cnhh* 

J. tlowHTd Smltii. ..,..,...„., 

AVm. Mowbray .„.,„..., 

Will, Mowhray..^.. ........... 

H. O, JuiM ^ 

H U.Judd „., 

No Ri?port„„ .♦♦.. 

Ko H L'jHjft 



2:1 2n 



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fcifla , 

The Jt*arochial lif^ports are not jmhllshed itr^ 



tlie State of the Church. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 65 

Graham and Royce were appointed a Committee to corres- 
jZ^lj^ 'Vrith the various parishes in accordance with the spirit of the 

Rev. Mr. Royce submitted a report from the Committee on 

>tate of the Church, which, in consequence of the failure of 

of the clergy to present their Parochial Reports as required 

on, was imperfect. It was returned to the Rev. James 

lohael, Chairman of the Committee, with instructions to com- 

and forward to the Secretary. The Secretary received the 

on t/uiy 12, 1871, abridged it, and it is herein published as 

(See Table on next page.) 

le Eev. Mr. Bradley, Chairman of the Committee on Life 
ice, submitted the following report, and the accompanying 
intions were adopted : 

Hhm Special Committee to whom was referred that part of the Bishop's 
;, relating to the matter of Life Insurance, ask leave to present the 
ng report : 

The Committee have given the sabject such consideration as has been in 

ir power, and have been led to the conclusion that some plan, properly 

iged and carried out, would be of great advantage to the Church in 

ing to the clergy of the Diocese some provision for their families, and 

the same time tend to render the tie of pastor and people more per- 
nt 





The Committee are aware that this is a subject requiring thorough con- 
ation to secure success ; and although the method now proposed has 
I hafttily adopted, it is presented with diffidence, though it is thought 
t^. "^ he the only one. .practicable, and which they hope on experiment may 
^ Hbe Iband to effect the object in view. 

E^t^ The Committee propose a plan by which an accumulating fund may be 
"^ eittblinlinil If adopted, some $200 or more per annum will be the 
^lJ^ ^avails, to be promptly invested on interest, and liable to be drawn upon 
~ ibr nee not before it shall have reached the amount of $2,000, when its 
hieome (but not the principal) may be appropriated to the relief of aged 
tftd infirm clergy, and of the families of deceased clergymen. 

The Canons of this Diocese already provide for a Board of Trustees 

And a Treasurer of the Pension Fund, and they, the Canons, recommend 

. Q^t in every parish a collection be made at Christmas in aid of this fund. 

-^ut the annual reports of the Treasurer show that the recommendation is 

Almost wholly disregarded. Reasoning from past experience we may 

^^fely assume that this will continue, and that the fund will languish, 

5 



66 JOUBNAL OF 00NVENTI09, 

unless measures are taken by means of which systematic aetion is inspired 
and regular additions periodically made. 

The Committee feel assured that, as a body, the clergy are not willing to 
call on their parishes regularly (if at all) to contribute to a fund which is 
to be made use of for their sole benefit ; and this unwillingness may, in 
part at least, account for the slow growth of the fund. 

But the Committee also feel assured that a system (bunded upon a 
proper appreciation of that brotherly love which the stronger ahonld be 
ever ready to extend to the weaker, and to which the weak wovM them- 
selves contribute according to their ability, would command not only the 
assent, but the prompt compliance of every clergyman in the Diocese ; and 
resting on this conviction, the Committee here desire to offer to the con- 
sideration of the Convention the following resolutions : 

1st. It is hereby recommended to each and every clergyman, 
canonically connected with this Diocese, to pay to the Treasurer of the 
Pension Fund at each annual Convention, an amount equal to one per 
cent on the entire income derived from the exercise of his ministry 
during the conventional year then closing. 

2nd. It shall be the duty of the Trustees of the Pension Fund safely to 
invest the amount derived from this source, for accumulation by interest, 
until it shall reach the sum of $2,000, when its interest may be applied to 
the relief of aged or infirm clergymen, or the families of deceased clergy- 
men. Such appropriation to be made only by the Trustees of this fund, 
acting under the advice of the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese. 

3rd. It is hereby ordered that all moneys now in the hands of th» 
Treasurer, or applicable to this fund, as well as all further accumulationSa 
from whatever source, shall be subject to the provision of these resoln* 
lions. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

EDWARD BRADLEY. Chairman. 

THOS. W. HUMES, 

M. F. DK ORAFFENRIED. 

Mr. W. B. Miller presented his report as Treasurer of the Pen- 
sion Fund, and also his report as Treasurer of the University of 
the South, for the Dioceee of Tennessee, which reports were received^ 

W. B. MILLER, Treasurer, in account with Pension Fund, 
Diocese of Tennessee. 
1871. 
May 15 To amount of funds on hand at date ^....w... $331 33 

1870. Cr. 

May 9 By amount reported to Convention as on hand.4 18 00 
*' 1^28 By transfer funds per F W. Smith, Treasurer of 

Diocese ^ 147 83 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. . 67 

1871. 

Maj 15 B7 interest 6 per cent one year on amount ^ 10 00 

By W. B. Miller's annnal subscription ^ 3 00 

*' 9 By amount received from F. W. Smith, IVeasurer 
of the Diocese, being one half of dividends 
from Union and Planters Bank 1^2 50-4331 33 

Amount remaining in hands of Treasurer $331 33 

T^o the Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee about to convene 
at Chattanooga : 

W. B. Miller, Treasurer of the University of the South for the Diocese 
of Tennessee, begs leave to report, that he has on hand a $1,000 bond of 
the State of Tennessee, the coupons on which were regularly transmitted 
to M«j. G. R. Fairbanks up to July, 1869. The one due then, and all 
since, remain attached to the bond, subject to the order of the Convention. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. B. MILLER, Treasurer. 
Memphis, Mat 9, 1871. 

Mr. Fairbanks, from the Committee on Canons, presented the 
following report, which was received and the recommendation 
adopted: 

The Committee on Canons to which was referred a canon on *' Convaca- 
tion and Diocesan Missions," has had the same under consideration, and 
recommends its adoption as a substitute for Canon XIII. 

J. T. WHEAT, Chairman. 

Canon XIII. 

OP COVVOCATIOX8 AND DIOCESAN 1II8S10N& 

Section 1. The cities of Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville are hereby 
constitnted centres of the missionary work of the Diocese. 

Sic. 2. The Bishop of the Diocese shall assign each parish and mis- 
Bionary station to one or other of these centres, and may at any time 
revise or alter such assignment if occasion shall requ ire- 
Sec. 3. T)ie clergy with one lay delegate from each parish or missio;fiary 
station thus assigned to a centre shall be organized into a Convocation, 
bearing the name of the centre ; and the Convocation so formed shall 
have charge of the missionary work at the stations thus combined and in 
anch other fields as the Bishop shall entrust to it. 

See. 4. The officers of the Convocation shall be a Dean, who shall be 
appointed by the Bishop, and shall hold office during his pleasure and 
■liall be the executive head of the Convocation ; and a Secretary and a 



63 JOCRXAL OF COXTKSnOK, 

Trea*T:rer. who 'hall '>f elecii^ii mna:ia!> by the Coarocmtioa. The S c ci e- 
tarv shall be a clerzyman. the Trea^arer a layman- 

Se*;. 5. The C'-'n vocation shall be z>>reriie«i by sach mk» as they shall 
rerpectirely adopt, sabject to the approral of the Bishop, and each shall 
report through itd Dean t<» the Bishop. 

Sf.< . «>. The I'eans *>f the Conv>>cat:on shall constitnte the Musionary 
Committee of the lK'>ceje 

Se«'. T. The lay •iele^ates from parishes shall be appointed by the Ves- 
tries of their respective parishes. The lay delecates from munonaiy 
stations shall be appointed or the Missionary, or it there be no Missionaxy. 
by the Dean of the Convocation. 

Sci*. S. Missionary stations shall be under the control of the Bishof 
and Missionary Committee of the Dii^cese. 

Se<-. *j. Missionaries shall be appointed by the Bishop. 

Set'. 10. The entire salaries of the Missionaries shall be paid by (lie 
Missionary Committee, nut the pei>ple to whom they are sent mast be 
statei] contribators to the Treasury of the Committee, to an amoaot to 
be airreed upon between them and :he Missionary Committee. 

Sei-. 11. The " weekly offertory " shall be established under the direetioii 
of the Bishop at the be^nning of the mission. 

Sei*. 12. The title to real estate ^pven to or purchased by the misnon 
for Church purposes, shall be veste*! in the Convention of the Protestint 
Episcopal Church of this Dioceso: but no gift or donation shall be 
accepted, nr purchase mad»? for the missinn without the consent of the 
Bi-ih'.p. after consultation with the people. 

Sei . 13. The chang:e from the *' mis-si'in* to the "parish" may be mtde 
when. tir.st. there shall \e ten comn:iMnicants. and when, second, the station 
is able to support a Heotor wirho.;: missionary aid. 

Se'-. U. The missionary stations shall as a further condition of receir- 
ing mis.sionary aid. make the quarterly offerings for Diocesan Mission< 
desiznAted in .Sec. 17 uf this Canon. 

Sei-. lo. Missions duly organized shall report to the annual Convention 
throuirh their Mi.rsionaries. or if they h.ive none, through their clerks. 
And in these repor!-. in their own recor-is. in all Diocesan statistics and 
accounts, in their names, in their obe^iience to the canons of the Chnrch.^^ 
and the action of the Diocesan Ci.>nvention. they shall be held and treatedtf 
as parishes with the obvious exceptions arising from their having ncz:^ 
corporate character. 

Sei*. 16. The failure of the people of a mission to fulfill their stipult .^ 
tions may warrant the Bishop in withdrawing his Missionary and dissolving -^ 
the organization. 

Sei-. 17. In every parish of this Diocese a quarterly collection fcz^ 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 69 

Diocesan Missions shall be made regularly in the months of February, 
May, August and November, and the amount contributed shall be 
IMTomptly forwarded to the Treasurer of the Missionary Committee. And 
it shall be the duty of every parish minister to give duo notice of these 
collections, and to call the attention of his congregation to their impor- 
tance and claims. 

Sec. 18. It shall be in the power of the Bishop according to his judg- 
ment to detail any clergyman of the Diocese four Sundays in each year 
at equal intervals, to officiate in any station he may think it advan- 
tageous to be visited ; the expense of such visit to be defrayed by the 
station visited, or by the Missionary Koard of the Diocese, 

Sec. 19. The Deans of the Convocation shall constitute the Missionary 
Committee of the Diocese. The officers of the Missionary Committee 
shall be a President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Bishop of the 
Diocese shall be e.\-officio the President. The Junior Dean shall be the 
Secretary. The Treasurer of the Diocese shall be the Treasurer. The 
Committee shall report through the Secretary to the annual Conven- 
tion of the Diocese. The Treasurer shall hold all moneys received by 
him subject to appropriation by the Committee. His account shall be 
audited by the Committee on Finance of the annual Convention, to which 
Convention he shall report a statement of the amount of funds received 
and disbursed by him. 

Mr. Killebrew offered the following resolution, which waa 
adopted : 

Resolved^ That the thanks of the Convention be tendered to Messrs. 
Kirby & Gamble for the very excellent reports of the proceedings of the 
Convention which have appeared in the Chattanooga Times, and also that 
the thanks of the Convention are due to the citizens of Chattanooga for 
the hospitality and courtesy they have shown the members of the Conven- 
tion. 

On motion it was 

Besolvedf That five hundred copies of the Journal be published for 
distribution. 

The Rev. George N. James offered the following amendment of 
Canon 7, which was laid on the table : 

Resolved^ That section one of Canon seven be anu-nded by striking out 
allthe words in said section after the word represent on the seventh line. 

The Rev. Mr. Munford offered the following resolution, which 
Was adopted : 



70 JOCRBTAL OF OOSVSSTIOS. 

RtMolced, ThAt the whole matter of Chnrck Miuionary Work aBOB^ 
the colored people of tbu Dioceie be refer le d to a Special Comait'ee of 
two Glensymeii, and one la j man, with the Bishop as Ch^noaa. to report 
at the next Con rent ion. 

The Biahop appointel the following Ooinmittee: The Rev. 
Messrs. Carmichael an-l Munibrd, an 1 Mr. Jacob Thompson. 

On moti>n of the Rev. Ifr. White, Mr. Jacob Thompson vk 
requested to famish the Committee with a copy of his addres 
delivere^l this morning. 

The px-ocee Kngs of this day were read and approved. 

After Divine Service by the Bishop, the Convention adjoumed 
sine dU, 

CHARLES TODD QUINTARD. 
Bishop cf Tenneisee. 
John M. Schwrar, Secretary. 



RULES OF ORDER. 



1. The morning service of the Charch shall be performed every day 
daring the sesaion of the Convention. 

2. When the President takes th*e chair, no member shall continue stand- 
ing, or shall afterwards stand up except to address the chair. 

3. No member shall absent himself from the house unless he have leave, 
or be unable to attend. 

4. Every member speaking in debate shall rise from his seat, and with- 
oot advancing, shall respectfully address the President, confining himself 
Btricth- to the point in debate. 

5. No member shall speak more than twice in the same debate, without 
leave of the house, and no more than fifteen minutes at a time. 

6. A question once determined shall not again be brought before the 
bouse unless on a motion of reconsideration made by one of the majority. 

7. When a question is under consideration, no motion shall be received, 
unless to lay it on the table, to postpone it to a certain time, to postpone 
it indefinitely, to commit it, to amend it, or to divide it; and motions for 
any of these purposes shall have precedence in the order herein named. 
The motion to lay upon the table and to adjourn shall be decided without 
debate. The motion to adjourn shall always be in order. 

8. All amendments shall be considered in the order in which they are 
moved, or a substitute may be received. 

9. If the question under debate contains several distinct propositions, 
the same shall be divided at the request of any member, and a vote taken 
separately, except that a motion to strike out and insert shall be in- 
divisible. 

10. All questions of order shall be decided by the chair, without debate, 
but any member may appeal from such decision. 

11. No motion shall be considered as before the house unless it be 
aeeonded, and, when required, reduced to writing. 

12. The name of movers of resolutions shall appear upon the minutes 
Of the house. 

13. The report of all committees shall be in writing, and shall be re- 
ceived of course, and without motion of acceptance, unless recommitted 
by a vote of the house. All reports recommending or requiring any 
Action, or expression of opinion by the house, shall be accompanied by a 
resolution for the action of the house thereon. 



70 JOUENAL OP CONVENTION. 

Resolved, That the whole matter of Charch Missionary Work amonp 
the colored people of this Diocese be referred to a Special Committee of 
two clergymen, and one layman, with the Bishop as Chairman, to report 
at the next Convention. 

The Bishop appointe I tlie following Committee : The Rev. 
Messrs. Carmichael and Munford, and Mr. Jacob Thompson. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. White, Mr. Jacob Thompson was 
requested to furnish the Committee with a copy of his address 
delivered this morning. 

The procee lings of this day were read and approved. 

After Divine Service by the Bishop, the Convention adjourned 
sine efe>. 

CHARLES TODD QUINTARD, 

Bishop of Tennessee. 
John M. Schwrar, Secri-eiary. 



RULES OF ORDER. 



1. The morning service of the Church shall be performed every day 
during the sesiuon of the Convention. 

2. When the President takes the chair, no member shall continue stand- 
ing, or shall afterwards stand up except to address the chair. 

3. No member shall absent himself from the house unless he have leave, 
or be unable tii attend. 

4. Every member speaking in debate shall rise from his seat, and with- 
out advancing, shall respectfully address the President, confining himself 
strictly to the point in debate. 

5. No member shall speak more than twice in the same debate, without 
leave of the house, and no more than fifteen minutes at a time. 

6. A question once determined shall not again be brought before the 
house unless on a motion of reconsideration made by one of the majority. 

7. When a question is under consideration, no motion shall be received, 
Unless to lay it on the table, to postpone it to a certain time, to postpone 
it indefinitely, to commit it, to amend it, or to divide it; and motions for 
^ny of these purposes shall have precedence in the order herein named. 
The motion to lay upon the table and to adjourn shall be decided without 
debate. The motion to adjourn shall always be in order. 

8. All amendments shall be considered in the order in which they arc 
moved, or a substitute may be received. 

9. If the question under debate contains several distinct propositions, 
the same shall be divided at the request of any member, and a vote taken 
separately, except that a motion to strike out and insert shall be in- 
divisible. 

10. All questions of order shall be decided by the chair, without debate, 
but any member may appeal from such decision. 

11. No motion shall be considered as before the house unless it be 
aeconded, and, when required, reduced to writing. 

12. The name of movers of resolutions shall appear upon the minutes 
of the house. 

13. The report of all committees shall be in writing, and shall be re- 
ceived of course, and without motion of acceptance, unless recommitted 
by a vote of the house. All reports recommending or requiring any 
tetion, or expression of opinion by the house, shall be accompanied by a 
lesolution for the action of the house thereon. 



NEW CANONS AND ALTERATIONS OF CANONS 

MADE BY THE PRESENT CONVENTION. 



Canon 13 was repealed and the following substituted: 
Canon XIII0 

OF COKVOCATIOX8 AKD DI0CI8AK MI88IOKS. 

SEcmoN 1. The cities of Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville are herein 
constituted centres of the Missionary work of the Diocese. 

Sec. 2. The Bishop of the Diocese shall assign each parish and mi£- 
sionary station to one or other of these centres, and may at any time re- 
vise or alter such assignments if occasion shall require. 

Sec. 3. The clergy with one lay delegate from each parish or missiootiy 
station thus assigned to a centre shall be organized into a Convocation, 
bearing the name of the centre ; and the Convocation so formed shall 
have charge of the missionary work at the stations thus combined and in 
such other fields as the Bishop shall entrust to it. 

Sec. 4. The ofHcers of the Convocation, shall be a Dean, who shall be 
appointed b}' the Bishop, and shall hold office during his pleasure, and 
shall be the executive head of the Convocation ; and a Secretary and a 
Treasurer who shall be elected annually by the Convocation. The Secre- 
tary shall be a clergyman, the Treasurer a laj'man. 

Sec. 5. The Convocation shall be governed by such rules as they shall 
respectively adopt, subject to the approval of the Bishop, and each shall 
report through its Dean to the Bishop. 

Sec. 0. The Deans of the Convocation shall constitute the Missionary 
Committee of the Diocese. 

Sec. 7. The la}- delegates from parishes shall be appointed by the Ves- 
tries of their respective parishes. The lay delegates from missionarr 
stations shall be appointed by the Missionary, or if there be no Missionary, 
})y the Dean of the Convocation. 

Sec. H. Missionary stations shall be under the control of the Bishop 
and Missionar}' Committee of the Diocese. 

Skc. 0. Missionaries shall be appointed by the Bishop. 

Sec. 10. The entire salaries of the Missionaries shall be paid by the 
Missionary Committee, but the people to whom they are sent must be 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 73 

8. Special Committees in order of appointment. 

9. The Treasurer of the Diocese. 

10. The Treasarer of the Episcopate and Pension Fund. 

11. The Treasurer of University of the South for Diocese of Ten- 

nessee. 

12. The Registrar of the Diocese. 
^I. The Bishop may now appoint: 

1. The Attorney for the Diocese. 

2. The Board to examine candidates for orders — 

For the Western District. 
For the Middle District. 
For the Eastern District. 

3. The preacher of next *' Convention Sermon." 

4. The preacher of next ** Otey Sermon," 

XII. Elections shall he held by ballot, in the following:; order : 

1. Treasurer of the Diocese. 

2. Trustees of the Episcopate and Pension Fund. 
.3. Treasurer of the Episcopate and Pension Fund. 

4. Trustees of the University of the South for the Diocese of Ten- 

nessee. 

5. Treasurer of the University of the South for the Diocese of Ten- 

nessee. 

6. Registrar of the Diocese. 

7. Standing Committee of the Diocese. 

H. Missionary and Education Committee. 

9. Deputies to the General Convention. 
10 Alternates to the General Convention. 
11. Trustees of the General Theological Seminary. 

XIII. Order shall be taken for printing and distributing the Journal of 
the Convention 

XIV. Order shall be taken for the time and place of next Convention. 

XV. Miscellaneous business shall be in order. 

XVI. Before the final adjournment of the Convention, the minutes of 
the last day's proceedings shall be read, and corrected, if found to require 
eorrection. 



ARTICLES OF AS30CIATI0N 

FOR PARISHES. 



ADOPTED BY THE CONVENTION OF 1868. 



ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION 

uf. 

Whereas, the following named persons, communicants of the Prot- 
estant Episcopal Church, residents in 

and vicinity in Tennessee, viz.: 

with others, have associated together for the purpose of organizing a 
parish according to the doctrines, discipline and worship of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, they do hereby declare 
the following to be the articles and conditions of their association : 

1. The title of this parish shall be the Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen 
of. 

2. The parish acknowledges and accedes to the Constitution, Canons, 
Doctrines, Discipline and Worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
the Diocese of Tennessee. 

3. The affairs of this parish shall be conducted by the Rector, Wardens 
and Vestry thereof, according to the Constitution and Canons of the 
Church. The Rector, when presentj'shall preside, ex-officio, at the meetr 
ings of the Vestr}'. 

4. The Rector of this parish shall be elected by the Wardens and Ves- 
trymen, in open meeting duly convened for that purpose. 

5. The Wardens and Vestrymen of this parish shall all be registered 
communicants of the same. 

(). The parish or any trustees in whose name the property of the parish 
shall be vested, shall not by deed or by any other means, without the con- 
scut of the Bishop in whose Diocese this parish shall for the time canoni- 
cally be, under his hand, or in case of a vacancy iu the Episcopate, of 
the Standing Committee of siiid Diocese, by a major number thereof, 
under their hands, previously had and obtained, grant, alien or otherwise 
dispose of any lands, messuages, tenements or hereditaments in them 
vested for the use and benefit of said parish, nor charge nor encumber the 
same to any person whomsoever. 

7. All real estate shall vest in the Convention of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, in trust for this parish. 



[published by order of coxvextion.] 

A TABLE OF KINDRED AND AFFINITY, 

^WHEREIN WHOSOEVER ARE RELATED ARE FORBIDDEN IN 
SCRII>TURE TO MARRY TOGETHER. 



A MAX MAT NOT MARRY HIS 

1. Grandmother. 

2. Grandfathers Wife. 

3. Wife's Grandmother. 

4. Father's Sister, 

5. Mother's Sister, 

6. Father's Brother's Wife. 

7. Mother's Brother's Wife, 

8. Wife's Father's Sister, 

9. Wiles Mother's Sister. 

10. Mother, 

11. Step-Mother, 

12. Wife's Mother. 

13. Daughter, 

14. Wife 8 Daughter, 

15. Son's Wife. 

16. Sister, 

17. Wife's Sister, 

18. Brother's Wife. 

19. Son's Daughter, 

20. Daughter's Daughter. 

21. Son's Son's Wife. 

22. Daughter's Son's Wife, 
23 Wife's Son's Daughter, 

24. Wife's Daughter s Daughter. 

25. Brother's Daughter, 

26. Sister's Daughter, 

27. Brother's Son's Wife. 

28. Sister's Son's Wife, 

29. Wife's Brother's Daughter, 

30. Wife's Sister's Daughter. 



A WOMAN MAY KOT MARRT WITH HER 

1. Grandfather, 

2. Grandmother's Husband, 

3. Husband's Grandfather. 

4. Father's Brother, 

5. Mother's Brother, 

6. Father's Sister's Husband 

7. Mother's Sister's Husband, 

8. Husbnnd'fl Father's Brother. 
1). Husband's Mother's Brother. 

10. Father, 

11. Step- Father, 

12. Husband's Father. 

13. Son, 

14. Husband's Son, 

i 15. Daughter's Husband. 

Irt." Brother, 

17. Husband's Brother, 

18. Sister's Husband. 

19. Son's Son, 

20. Daughter's Son^ 

21. Son's Daughter s Husband. 

22. Daughter's Daughter's Husb'd, 

23. Husband's Son's Son, 

24. Husband's Daughter's Son. 

25. Brother's Son, 

26. Sister's Son, 

27. Brother's Daughter's Husband. 

28. Sister's Daughter's Husband, 

29. Husband's Brother's Son, 

30. Husband's Sister's Son. 



The Fortieth Annual Convention will meet in Christ 7 
Church, Nashville, on the Tuesday after the Fourth Sunda^t 
aft^r Easter. April 30, 1872. 



PAROCHIAL REPORT. 



Church 

aptized: Adults Infants 

onfirmed.^ 

ommunicants.. ...••. .last reported. 

added anew , removed into the parish. 

removed from the parish dropped died.. 

Present number,. 



larriages 
(urials.... 



iunday-School : Teachers Pupils.. 

OFFERINGS. 

/ommunion Alms 



Veekly Offertory 

)ther Sources 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of the Episcopate 

Contingent Assessment 

Sector's Salary 

)iocesan Missions. 

)omestic Missions 

foreign Missions 

)ther Purposes 

Treasurer of the Parish 



Remarks : 

Rector. 



' FORM OF CERTIFICATE 

ADOPTED IN THE CONVENTION OP 1868. 



It is hereby Certified, TLat, at a meeting of the Vestry of 

Church, in 

in the County of. 

held on the day of 18 

Messrs 



were duly elected Lay Delegates to the Convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, for the present con- 
ventional year. 

It is ako hereby Certified, That all the members of the said 
Vestry and Lay Delegates are registered communicants in this 
Parish, and that all the Vestrymen were elected by regular com- 
municants. 



N. B. — Please insert full names. 




'jOUR,rl/^L op PRjOCEEflfHQS. 



FORTIETH 



STuiTlTIff 





•^sf^sa^* 



;♦ 



IjOCESE OF 



Jenn 



ESSEE. 



(8l2. 



( JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 

•I 

( T r : : ITT^J^"^-^ 

[ 

^ FORTIETH I '.s:^:r^y^ I 

-A' ■■■Km 

t899. 



i i^ 32905" 1 

AMUAL CONYMTION 



OF THE 



PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 



: Diocese of Tennessee, 

I 

HELD IN 



CHRIST, CHURCH, NASHVILLE, 



b ON THE 

^ 9(Hh o/AprU^ and Ist and 2d of May^ 1872. 



NASHVILLE. TENN.: 

- PAUL * TAYSL, 8TBAM BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 48 UNION STRBBT. 

1872. . 



OFFICERS OF THE DIOCESE. 



BUhop of the Diocese: 
Bt Bev. CHARLES TODD QUINTARD, S.T.D., L.L.D., Memphis. 

Secretary of the Convention: 
Bey. JOHN M. SGHWRAR, Someryille. 

Attorney for the Diocese: 
ALBERT T. McNEAL. Esq., BoUvar. 

Examining Chaplains: 
West Tennessee: Rev. J. T. WHEAT, D.D., and Rev. GEO. C. HARRIS. 
Middle Tennessee: Bev. GEORGE BEClIETT, and Rev. M. S. ROYGE. 
MtLMt Tennessee: Rev. J. HOWARD-SMITH, and Rev. GEO'. N. JAMES. 

Preacher of the Convention Sermon: 
Rev. WILLLAJi MOWBRAY. 

Preacher of the Otey Sermon: 
Rev. WILLIAM GRAHAM. 

Treasurer of the Diocese: 
FREDERICK W. SMITH, Esq., Memphis. 

Trustees of the Episcopate and Pension Fund: 
Mr. E. P. McNEAL, Mr. D. I. WELLS. Mr. W. B. MILLEB. 

Treasurer of the Episcopate and Pension Fund: 
WILEY B. MILLER, Esq., Memphis. 

Trustees of the University of the South for the Diocese of Tennessee: 

Bev. EDWABD BBADLEY, Mr. JOHN D. PHELAN, 

Mr. GEOBGE B. FAIRBANKS. 



4 OFFICERS OF TEHB DIOCESB. 

Treasurer of the University of the South Jor the Diocese of Tennesse- 
WILEY B. MILLER, Esq., Memphis. 

Registrar of the Diocese: 
Rev. CHA.RLBS F. COLLINS, Mason. 

Standing Committee: 

Rev. J. T. WHEAT, D.D., Memphis. 
Rev. GEO. C. HARRIS, Memphis. 
Rev. JAMES CARMICHAEL, Memphis. 
Mr. WILLIAM H. STEPHENS, Memphis. 
Mr. JOHN P. TREZEVANT, Memphis. 

Deputies to the General Convention: 
Rev. JOHN THOS. WHEAT.D.D., Mr. GEO. R. FAIRBANKS, 

Rev. JOHN A. HARRISON, D. D., Mr. FRANCIS B. FOGG, 

Rev. JAMES CARMICHAEL, Mr. J. F. JETT, 

Rev. JOHN M. SCHWRAR. Mr. JAMES B. CRAIGHEADi 

Trustees oj the General Theological Seminary: 
Rev. JOHN A. HARRISON, D.D., 
Rev. RICHARD HINES, D,D., 
Mr. FRANCIS B. FOGG. 

Trustees oj the Episcopal Residence: 
Rev. CHARLES F. COLLINS, 
JACOB THOMPSON, 
FREDERICK W. SMITH, 
L. M. WOLCOTT. 



CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE, 

MAY, A. D. 1872. 



Bishop: 
Right Reverend CHARLES TODD QUINTARD, S.T.D., L.L.D., 

St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis. 

Priests: 
Be?. EDWARD BRAD LEY; St. Paul's Church, Franklin. 
BfT. GEORGE BECKETT, St. Peter's Church, Columbia. 
Her. JAMES CARMICHAEL, Graee Church, Memphis. 
•Bev. CHARLES F. COLLINS, Trinity Church, Mason, and St. Matthew'a 

Church, Covington. 
•Bev. EDWARD DENNISTON, residing in Georgia. 
Bev. WILLIAM J. ELLIS, St. Ann's Church, Edgefield. 
iev. WILLIAM GRAHAM, Christ Church, Nashville.- 
W WILLIAM C. GRAY, St. James* Church, Bolivar. 
^v. GEORGE C. HARRIS, St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis. 
^v. JOHN A. HARRISON, D.D., St. Luke's Church, Jackson. 
^. WILLIAM T. HELM, St. Peter's Mission, Nashville, 
^v. RICHARD HINES, D.D., Memphis. 

ftev. THOMAS W. HUMES, D.D., Church of the Epiphany, Knoxville. 
«v. GEORGE N. JAMES, St. Alban's Mission, Cleveland. 
Rev. FREDERICK A. JUNY, S.T.D., Professor, University of the South, 

Sewanee. 
^v. WILLIAM MOWBRAY, St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga, 
^v. RICHARD N. NEWELL, D.D., L.L.D., St. John's Church, Ashwood. 
«v. CHARLES C. PARSONS, Church of the Good Shepherd, Chelsea, 
ftev. JOSEPH JAMES RIDLEY, D.D., Zion Church, Brownsville. 
-«?. SAMUEL RINGGOLD, Trinity Church, Clarksville. 
«v. MOSES S. ROYCE, Church of the Holy Trinity, Nashville, 
^v. JOHN M. SCHWRAR, St. Thomas' Church, Somerville, and Immanuel 

Church, LaGrange. 
^. FRANCIS A. SHOUP, Professor, University of the South, and Rector 

of St. Paul's on the Mountain, Sewanee. 
i«?. J. HOWARD-SMITH, St. John's Church, Knoxville. 
Lev. HENRY H. SNEED, Chattanooga. 

ter. J. THOMAS WHEAT, D.D., St. Lazarus Church, Memphis, 
ter. EDWIN A. WAGNER, Memorial Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville. 
Rer. GEORGE WHITE, D.D., Calvary Church, Memphis. 
ter. JAMES J. VAULX, St. Saviour's Mission, near Memphis. 



6 CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE. 

Deacons: 

Rev. ANDREW D. DRUMMOND, Mission at Bailey and Collierville. 

Rev. LUGIAN HOLMES, St. Barnabas' Charch, Tallahoma, and Mission at 
McMinnville. 

♦Rev. HARVEY 0. JUDD, Sewanee. 

♦Rev. HENDERSON MAC LIN, colored, Trinity Chapel, Tipton County. 

♦Rev. JAMES A. MATTHEWS, Mission at Trenton. 

♦Rev. WILLIAM MUNFORD, Tutor, University of the Soath, Sewanee. 

Rev. THOMAS A. ROBERTSON, Trinity Church, Winchester. 

♦Rev. WILLIAM STUART SPEIRS, officiating in Mississippi. 

Rev. AUGUSTIN 0. STANLEY, M.D., Church of the Messiah, Pulaski. 

Rev. PETER WAGER, St. John's Church, Buntyn,and Otey Chapel, Shel- 
by County. 

♦Absent from the Convention. 



.Y DELEGATES OF THE DIOCESE, 

MAY, A. D. 1872. 



BS H. THOMAS. 

BS OBR. 

BEW J. WALKER. 

GASKILL. 

HAMILTON.* 

D. HEARD. 
K G. JOHNSON. 
ACE H. LURTON. 
RLES TYLER. 
D. W. SMITH. 
A. GOODWYN.* 
)DI80N HAYES, Jr. 
^ H. BOWEN, Alternate. 

McNEAL. 
WELLS. 
)ME HILL. 
[ JOY.* 

CHOATE.* 
UND COOPER.* 

EVANS. 
GOSLING.* 

REW MATTHEWS, Alternate. 
^RSON DAVIS.* 
iilAM H. STEPHENS. • 
[JEL MANSFIELD.* 
jIAM S. REID. 
MAS F. PERKINS, Jr.* 
IN M. PERKINS. 
[JAM BATTE. 

GABBETT. 
MAS M. JONES.* 
BGE T. BIDDLE, Alternate. 
D D. PHELAN. 
BGE B. FAIBBANKS. 

SEVIEB. 
8. SHEPPABD.* 
[RBY SMITH. 
'. HOBTON. 



FBANC. M. PAUL. 
P. P. PECK. 
JOS. H. LATIMEB.* 
B. W. BANDALL, Alternate. 
JOSEPH B. MOSBY.* 
ATLAS J. PEEBLES.* 
EDWABD MOSBY. 
HENBY L. BUBTON.* 
ANDBEW J. ADAMS.* 
WALTEB GOBMAN.* 
JOHN OBB. 

GEOBGE B. WILLIAMSON. 
E. C. BOYLE. 
FBANCIS B. FOGG. 
WILLIAM B. BEESE. 
JEBEMIAH G. HABBIS. 
J. C. SHAPABD.* 
JOHN J. W. PAYNE. 
ASHTON BUTTBBWOBTH. 
H. C. YEATMAN. 
G. W. POLK.* 
8TEHHEN W. MALONE. 
BICHABD B. 80MEBVELL. 
J. F.JETT. 
L. C. SHEPABD.* 
WM. M. BAXTEB. 
JOSEPH T. HOUGH.* 
J. C. PETTUS.* 
M. M. MILLEB.* 
B. 8. MALLOBY. 
BENJAMIN LILLABD. 
FBEDEBICK ATWOOD. 
S. H. LAMB. 

JOHN P. TBEZEVANT.* 
E. FEGAN. 
G. BEB80N.* 4 

WILLO HAYWOOD.* 
LEWIS BOND.* 



bfent from the Convention. 



JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST DAY. 

Christ Church, Nashville, Tuesday, April 30th, 1872. 
This being the day appointed for the Fortieth Annual Convention 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, after 
Divine service by the Rev. William Graham, Rev. Edwin A. Wagner, 
and Rev. William C. Gray, the Convention Sermon was preached by 
the Rev. Edward Bradley — subject, "Missionary Work." 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop, 
assisted by the Rev. J. Thomas Wheat, D.D. 

Immediately after service, the Rt. Rev. the Bishop called the Con- 
vention to order. 

The Secretary called the roll of clergymen belonging to the Di- 
ocese, of whom there were present as follows : 

Reverends Edward Bradley, George Beckett, James Carmichael, 
William Graham, William C. Gray, George C. Harris, Richard Hines, 
D.D., George N. James, Richard N. Newell, D.D., L.L.D., Charles 0. 
Parsons, Samuel Ringgold, Moses S. Royce, John M. Schwrar, J. How- 
ard-Smith, John Thomas Wheat, D.D., Edwin A. Wagner, James J. 
Vaulx, Andrew D. Drummond, Thomas A. Robertson, Augustin 0. 
Stanley, M. D., and Peter Wager. 

Rev. Messrs. James and Wagner were appointed a Committee on 
Credentials, who reported the following Lay Delegates as duly elected: 

Si. Peter's Churchy Columbia : James H. Thomas, James Orr, and An- 
drew J. Walker. 

Si. Pauts Church, Chaiianooga: V. A. Gaskill, R. D. Hamilton, and 
0. M. D. Heard. 

Trinity Church, Clarkstille: Polk G. Johnson, Horace H. Lurton, and 
Charles Tyler. 



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Calvary Church, Memphis: Frederick W. Smith, Wm. A. Goodwyn, and 
J. Addison Hayes, Jr.; John H. Bowen, alternate. 

St. James' Church, Bolivar: E. P. McNeal, D. I. Wells, and Jerome 
Hill. 

St. John's Church, Buniyn: Levi Joy, and C. A. Ghoate. 

Memorial Church oj the Redeemer, Shelhyville: Edmnnd Cooper, WiUiam 
Gosling, and R. F. Erans ; alternates, Frank E. Tncker, Andrew Matthews, 
and C. C. Fite. 

St. Lazarus Church, Memphis: Jefferson Davis, William H. Stephens, 
and Samuel Mansfield. 

St. PauVs Church, Franklin: William S. Beid, Thomas F. Perkins, jr., 
and Edwin M. Perkins. 

Church of the Messiah, Pulaski: William Batte, Van Garrett, and Thomas 
M. Jones; alternates, George S. Riddle, Charles M. Jones, and Hume F. 

Jones. 

St. PauVs on the Mountain: John D. Phelan, George R. Fairbanks, and 
T. F. Sevier. 

Church of the Holy Trinity, Nashville: Charles Sheppard, E. Kirby 
Smith, and W. D. Horton. 

Church oj the Advent, Nashville: Franc. M. Paul, P. P. Peck, and 
Joseph H. Latimer; alternates, William Simmons, James H. Moore, and B. 
W. Randall. 

St. Thomas' Church, Somerville: Joseph R. Mosby, Atlas J. Peebles, 
and Edward Mosby. 

Immanuel Church, LaGrange: Henry L. Burton, Andrew J. Adams, 
and Walter Gorman. 

St. Ann's Church, Edgefield: John Orr, George R. Williamson, and E. 
C. Boyle. 

Christ Church, Nashville: Francis B. Fogg, William B. Reese, and Jere- 
miah George Harris. 

Trinity Church, Winchester: J. C. Shapard, John J. W. Payne, and 
Ashton Butterworth ; alternate, Pete Turney. 

St. Johns Church, Ashwood: H. C. Yeatman, and G. W. Polk. 

The report was received, and the following Lay Delegates answered 
to their names : 

Messrs. James H. Thomas, James Orr, Andrew J. Walker, V. A. Gaskill, 
G. M..D. Heard, Horace H. Lurton, Charles Tyler, Frederick W. Smith, J 



DIOCESE OP TENNESSEE. H 

Addison Hayes, Jr., John H. Bowen, E. P. McNeal, D. I. Wells, Jerome Hill, 
R F. Evans, Andrew Matthews, Edwin M. Perkins, John D. Phelan, T. P. 
Sevier, W. D. Horton, Franc. M. Paul, P. P. Peck, Edward Mosby, John Orr, 
Greorge B. Williamson, E. C. Boyle, Francis B. Fofi^, William B. Reese, Jere- 
miah George Harris, and John J. W. Payne. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Hines, the rules were suspended, and 
the Rev. John M. Schwrar was re-elected Secretary. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Standing Committees : 

Committee on New Parishes: Rev. Messrs. Beckett, Wagner, and Yaulx, 
of the clergy, and Messrs. Lurton and Reese, of the laity. 

Committee on Canons: Rev. Drs. Wheat and Harrison, and Rev. Mr. 
Harris, of the clergy, and Messrs. Fogg, Thomas, and Phelan, of the laity. 

Committee on the State of the Church: Rev. Messrs. Gray, Royce, and 
' Howard-Smith, of the clergy, and Messrs. Sevier and Payne, of the laity. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until 8 o'clock this evening. 

Tuesday Evening, 8 o'clock. 
After prayer by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop, the Convention was called 
to order, and the Secretary called the roll. 

Rev. Messrs. Mowbray an<l Shoup, of the clergy, and Messrs. John- ' 
son and Fairbanks, of the laity, appeared and took their seats. 

. Rev. Mr. James, Chairman of the Committee on Credentials, re- 
ported the following Lay Delegates as duly elected, who were admit- 
ted, and answered to their names : 

Trinity Church. Mason : J. F. Jett, Stephen W. Malone, and Richard B. 
Somervell. 

The Right Reverend the Bishop read his Annual Address : 

Bbethrsk of the Clergy and Laitt : By the mercy of God our heav- 
enly Father we are spared throngh another year, and are once more assem- 
bled in council to consider the things belonging to Christ and His Church. 

My record of Episcopal acts for the past conventional year begins on the 
26th of May, 1871 — the day of adjournment of the last Diocesan Convention. 

Leaving Chattanooga on Saturday, the 26th, I reached Tullahoma in time 
for a night service. The Rev. H. 0. Judd, Deacon in charge of the mission, 
read evening prayer, after which I preached. 

WhitsuTV-Day. Morning prayer was said at 9 o'clock, after which I cate- 



12 JOURNAL OP CONVENnON, 

chised the children of the Sunday School. At II o'clock I preached and 
administered the Holy Communion. At night Mr. Judd read the serrice; 
I preached, confirmed six candidates, and delivered an address. 

On Monday in Whiteun-Week I visited the University of the South, and at- 
tended to sundry official duties as Vice Chancellor. 

Thursday, June Ut Attended by Messrs. George C. Harris, James 
Carmichael, and Charles C. Parsons, of the clergy, I visited the Canfield 
Asylum, and held an examination o 1 the pupils. 

Friday, 2d. I visited the Church Home at Buntyn Station. 

Trinity Sunday. I celebrated the Holy Communion in St. Mary's Cathe- 
dral at 7 o'clock A. M., assisted by the Rev. Geo. C. Harris. 

At 10:30 A. M., in St. Lazarus, after morning prayer by the Rev. Dr. Wheat, 
and his assistant, the Rev. Wm. Munford, I preached. At night I preached 
in Calvary Church, after service by the Rector, Dr. White. 

Wednesday, 7th. Received notice of the Canonical and Ecclesiastical sen 
tence from the Ministry of the Church, pronounced upon the Rev. Charles 
Edward Cheney, of the Diocese of Illinois. 

First Sunday after Trinity (St. Barnabas.) In Grace Church, Memphis, 
after morning prayer by the Rev. James Carmichael, I preached, confirmed 
five candidates, and delivered an address. In the afternoon I confirmed in 
private a sick person belonging to the Church of the Good Shepherd. At 
night I preached in the Good Shepherd. 

Thursday, l^th. I visited the Church of the Messiah, Pulaski. The par- 
ish is still without a rector. At night I officiated at a marriage. 

Wednesday, lUh. I consecrated St. Peter's Church, Columbia, Maury 
county. There were present of the clergy, the Rev. Messrs. Graham, J. M. 
Schwrar, M. S. Royce, W. J. Ellis, Edw. Bradley, Edw. Wagner, George N. 
James, Joseph Cross, and the Rector, the Rev. George Beckett. All the 
clergy participated in the services. The sermon, an admirable one, wag 
preached by the Rev Wm. Graham, of Christ Church, Nashville. Alter the 
consecration of the church, I presided at the organization of the Convoca- 
tion of Middle Tennessee. The Rev. Edw. Bradley was appointed Dean, 
The Rev. M. S. Royce was elected Secretary, and John Orr, Esq., Treasurer. 
At night, after an earnest sermon by Mr. Wagner, I confirmed five candi- 
dates, presented by the Rector of the parish, and delivered an address. 



tute. 



Thursday, \bth. I presided at the closing exercises of the Columbia Insti 



Second Sunday after Trinity. I preached in the morning in the Churc 
of the Nativity, Huntsville, Ala. 

"^^ ' T Dresided at a meeting of Convocation of West T 

"""^»»hi« Th«r« WAra nrARAnt nf f}»A /»!•• 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 13 

the Bey. Drs. White, Harriflon, and Hines, and the Rey. Messrs. Harris, Gar- 
michael, Yanlx, Munford, and Parsons. 

Seventh Sunday after Trinity. I preached in St. Augustine's Chapel, 
Sewanee, a sermon on ^'Christian Manliness." 

Ninth Sunday after Trinity, Assisted by the Rev. Lncian Holmes, I offi- 
ciated in "St. Paul's on the Mountain," and preached to a very attentive 
congregation. 

10th August. I baptized Mary Douglass, daughter of T. F. and Mary 
Douglass Sevier. 

The state of my health requiring relaxation from duty, I visited Alle- 
ghany Springs, Virginia, and on the tenth Sunday after Trinity, assisted by 
the Rev. Mr. Weeks, of the Diocese of Kentucky, I officiated in the large 
hall of the hotel, and preached to a large congregation. 

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity. In St. John's Church, Roanoak County, 
Va., morning prayer was said by the Rector, the Rev. Edw. H. Ingle, after 
which I preached and administered the Holy Communion. At night I 
preached in St. Paul's Chapel, in the town of Salem. 

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. I preached and administered the Holy 
Communion in Trinity Chapel, New York. 

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. In Grace Church, Jamaica, L. I., I ad- 
ministered Holy Eucharist in the morning, and at night I preached. 

Wednesday^ 6th September. I visited the House of Mercy, where I learned 
the particulars of the death of "Sister Martha," who had been laboring for 
over two years in our Church Home at Buntyn. Sister Martha was a mem- 
ber of the Sisterhood of St. Mary, in New York, and soon after her novitiate 
returned to her native State, and devoted herself, her soul and body, to the 
interests of the Church Home. Her useful and holy life was ended in great 
peace. God, in mercy to his afflicted ones, raise up others to take her place 

On the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity I preached for the Rev. Benj. Yar 
rington, in Greencastle, Conn. 

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. In the morning I preached in the beau- 
tiful church at Garrison, of which the Rev. Mr. Hoffman is Rector, and at 
night I preached at Peekskill. 

I9th September. 1 administered the Holy Communion to a sick person. 

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. In the church at Southport, Connecti- 
cut, the Rev. Edward Livingston Wells, Rector, I admitted, at the request of 
Bishop Williams, the Rev. John S. Beers, Deacon, to the Holy Order of the 
Priesthood. The Rector, and the Rev. Samuel NichoUs, a venerable Pres- 
byter of Connecticut, united with me in this service. I preached, confirmed 
twelve candidates, and delivered an address. In the afternoon I addressed 
the children of the Sunday School in St. Paul's Church, Fairfield. At night 



14 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

I preached in St. Paul' a, confirmed five candidates, and delivered an ad- 
dress. 

Ftasi of St. Michael and All Angels. I celebrated the Holy Communion 
in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York. My friend, the Rector, as- 
aisted in the service. 

Setienteenth Sunday after Trinity. 1 preached in St. Luke's Church, New 
York, in the morning, and in the Church of the Heavenly Rest in the after- 
noon. At night I preached in St. Ann's Church for deaf mutes, the Rector, 
Dr. Gallaudet, interpreting the sermon to the deaf mute portion of the con- 
gregation. 

On the 4th of October I was present at the opening services of the General 
Convention of the Church in the city of Baltimore. This Convention of the 
Church will be ever memorable for the wise conservatism, the freedom of 
debate and the unity and good will that characterized its proceedings. The 
Lord Bishop of Lichfield, England, attended by a number of the clergy of 
the Mother Church, and the Lord Bishop of Nassau were present, and as- 
sisted at the opening services. The sermon was preached by the venerable 
Bishop of Virginia. An earnest, loving sermon it was, and it gave the key- 
note, we may not doubt, to the deliberations of the Convention. My own 
health was such that I was confined much of the time to my room, and I was 
unable to take any part in the discussions in the House of Bishops. As you 
are aware, a Declaration was set forth by the Bishops on the subject of Bap- 
tism. It was discreetly worded, and I attached my name to the Declaration, 
knowing well that its guarded statements could not be made to condemn the 
teachings set forth in the doctrinal formularies of our branch of the Church 
Catholic, and that no argument could be based upon it for any modification 
of those formularies. The Church maintains, as the Scripture plainly sets 
forth, that by the Holy Sacrament of Baptism we are regenerated, t. e., taken 
out of a state of Nature and introduced into a state of Grace, and that it 
proves effectual to our salvation only through the merits of Christ and the 
blessed influences of the Holy Ghost, if we continue in after life to walk 
answerably to our Christian calling, ratifying and confirming our vows and 
obligations, and being faithful unto our lives' end. How any one can mis- 
understand this teaching of the Church, or can for a moment confound re- 
newal of the mind or conversion with regeneration, it is difficult to conceive 
but to quiet the minds of some in the Church, I acquiesced in the judgment 
of my venerable brethren in the Episcopate, and indorsed the Declaration. I 
shall not discuss this subject in this Address, nor attempt to define what is 
to be understood by a "moral change." We know assuredly that the "in- 
ward and spiritual grace^* of Baptism is a "death unto sin and a new birth 
unto righteousness, ' and that the outward and visible sign is **a rule comr 
manded by God himself,^' and therefore the thing signified should never be 
expected without it.* The baptismal grace is a real gifl, and the outward 
form must be a part of that righteousness which it becometh us to fulfill 
Baptism was well known among the Jews long before the time when John 

•Ad*m CUrira. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 15 

came baptizing in the wilderness of Judea. Proselytes were baptized in 
token that they had entered on a new coarse of life. It was in this case a 
mere initiatory rite, admitting to privileges, and so conveying blessings; but 
among these was neither remission of sins nor the gift of the Holy Ghost. 
John's baptism bestowed the former, Christ's added the latter as the germ of 
all graces and blessings.* Hence the Baptist's carefulness in warning his 
converts against placing his baptism on a level with our Lord's in richness 
and variety of gifts. "I indeed have baptized you with water, but He shall 
baptize you with Holy Ghost.". Thus to such as were fitted for receiving it 
neither baptism was an empty form, but a channel of grace. In the one 
flowed the deep bright stream of mercy, conveying pardon; in the other, not 
pardon only, but the Spirit of God itself. The one was guilt-removing, the 
other was life-bestowing. The one prepared for, the other admitted into, the 
Kingdom of God To our adorable Saviour, however, St. John's baptism 
was seemingly a mere form. It bestowed remission of sins. He had none 
to be remitted. He, "God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, 
Begotten, not Made, Being of one substance with the Father, * * * Incar- 
nate by the Holy Ghost," apparelled in vesture of flesh, assuming humanity, 
and really becoming man, remained untouched by earthly stain. His fore- 
runner, conscious of this, refused to administer the sacred rite, "saying, I 
have need to be baptized of Thee, and comest Thou to me?" Just as if he 
had said — "I, a poor sinful mortal, have need of baptism, especially of Thine, 
that my short-comings and my offences may be blotted out, and that I may 
receive Thy Spirit — with Thee it is quite otherwise. Thy soul is pure and 
bright as a sunbeam amid the darkness — My baptism is one of repentance — 
Thou hast nothing to be repented of— It bestows pardon — Thou needest no 
forgiveness — For Thee, would it be aught else than an external sign? Where- 
fore then comest Thon to me?" 

Our Saviour's reply is strongly characteristic, stamped with a mild reserve, 
and conveys most important instruction. His power and authority are not 
made prominent, although Creator and Lord of all things. He issued no 
command; He reasoned with the Baptist, He entreated him. He calmly 
pointed out, or rather hinted at, his error. "Suffer it to be so now ; for thus 
it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness :" that is, even were I to grant 
that your baptism is, so far as I am concerned, nothing but a mere form, it is 
not therefore to be omitted as unimportant; because "it becometh us," it is 
binding on us, "to fulfill cUl righteousness," and the form of baptism is not, 
as you suppose, a useless thing, but a part of that righteousness. Accord- 
ingly, does it not become even me to be baptized ? "Then He suffered him." 
The Baptist's opinion appears to have been that a ceremony might be dis- 
pensed with; but our Lord corrects his mistake, informing him, that inas- 

*' **The baptism of Christ doth exceed the baptism of St. John. I will name five distinc- 
tions: 

1. In forma verbomm. Acts il. 88. 

2. In amplitndine nationnm. Acts x. 35. 
8. In varletate personamm. Acts iL 80. 

4. In gradibas efficaciee. Acts L 5. 

5. In modo necessitatis. Acts ii. 47. 

Bishop Hackett— Sermon on St Matthew iil. 18. 



16 JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS, 

much as it is included in the idea of righteousness, it ought not to be set 
aside, nay, He goes further, for as all righteousness is pleasing: in God's 
sight, is inherently beautiful and good, every purely religions ceremony is 
holy in itself, purifies and strengthens. It is impossible there can be such a 
thing as a bare form in religion, that is, a divinely established rite without 
any beneficial influence attending its performance, although such influence 
be not immediately perceptible to us, or be prevented through want of prep- 
aration on the part of the recipieut from taking eff^ect on the soul. How 
plausible soever, then, antecedent objections may appear to some minds, (as to 
St. Joh^i's for example,) yet they have no weight the moment we admit the 
principle laid down by our Saviour — that they are a portion of our bounden 
duty, because falling within the ever-enduring circle of godliness. 

I have spoken of that which is of the divine institution. I wish briefly to 
call your attention to those Rites and Ceremonies which "the Church hath 
power to decree." You are well aware how much controversy and feeling, 
both of a very doubtful character, have in these days been called forth by 
the discussions in the relif^ious press as to the nature, use and advantages of 
observing certain ritos and ceremonies in our Church services. The discus- 
sion in the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of the last General Conven- 
tion on what is popularly known as the "Ritual Question," was outspoken and 
protracted. It was of marked ability, and while men of all shades of opin- 
ion and churchmanship took part in the discussion, there was manifested 
that large-heartedness.so essential among brethren of the one household 
of faith. 

We may trust and hope that there will be less and leas cause for dis- 
quietude among the people committed to our care. And certainly our peo- 
ple will be built up in their most holy faith if we are careful to instruct 
them iu the ways and usages of the church. Upon you, my brethren of the 
clergy, devolves the duty of instructing your people on all points con- 
nected with the ceremonial of the church. If you will be careful always to 
remember yourselves the true character and value of rites and ceremonies — 
if, besides having for them a heartfelt respect and veneration, as the earnest 
recoramedations of the piety and experience ot the most devout in the earlier 
times of our church, and as the law of that church itself, you will be care- 
ful to conform with them in the spirit of loving confidence — if you will be 
careful to keep in your own mind, as well as in that of the flock committed 
to your care — always remembering that they are but rites and ceremonies — 
outward and visible means by which we manifest our devotion and earnest- 
ness in God's worship, our respect for His divine majesty, and our desire 
to bring the whole man — the body, with all its senses, and the soul with all 
its powers, to pay a united tribute of prayer and praise, then, like true 
worshippers, we should worship the Father in spirit and in truth. It is by 
your teachings, by your instructions, by your repeated admonitions, that 
they are to acquire and preserve correct and saving knowledge on all mat- 
ters relating to faith and practice, and I do expect you to lead your flocks 
to the flowery pastures and well watered meads, and keep them safe by your 
vigilance from the prowling wolf. Be faithful, loving shepherds to your 
flocks, instruct them in season and oat of season, that not only may the 



DIOCSSE OF TENNESSEE. 17 

word of God dwell among them abnndantly, that they also may be fimitftil in 
good works. 

Slst October^ Tue$day, In the Church of the Incarnation, New York, I 
baptized Frances Adele, daughter of Joseph W. and Louisa L. Quintard* 

1st of November^ Feast oj AU Saints. I celebrated the Holy Eucharist 
for the Sisterhood of St. Mary in the beautiful chapel attached to the schooL 

At 9 o'clock I read prayers and delivered an address. 

Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity. I preached and administered the 
Holy Communion in Trinity Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the morn- 
ing; and at night I preached in St. Paul's Church, Fairfield. 

Monday, %th Nov. At night, after evening prayer by the Rector, the Rev, 
Edw. Livingston Wells, assisted by the Rev. J. £. Walton, I preached ia^the 
church at Soutbport. 

Wednesday, Sih. I presided at a Missionary meeting in St John's Church , 
Stamford. Addresses were made by the Rev. J. Lloyd Breck and myself. 

* 

Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity. 1 preached at St Paul's, Norwalk, in 
the morning, and at Trinity, South Norwalk, at night. 

On the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity I began the regular visitation 
nf my Diocese in Trinity Church, Clarksville. 

In the morning I preached and administered the Holy Communion. 

I II the afternoon I visited St. Andrew's, and made a brief address to the 
.i..iiiren of the Sunday School. 

At night I preached in Trinity Church, confirmed a class of eleven candi- 
ir.tes, and delivered an address. 

Monday, 20ih. I confirmed two sick persons in private, and at night I at- 
eiKled a meeting of the Vestry of the Parish at the Rectory, where I made 
III addr.^ss. 

Tuesday, 2lst. I received the parishioners from 4 o'clock to 8 p. m. 

Wednesday, 22d. I spent the day in visiting from house to house, and at 
light delivered an address. 

Since my last visit to this Parish the beloved Rector has been called upon 
o bear a great grief in the loss of his excellent wife. The light has gone out 
r m hu< house, but he is snstained by the consolations of the God of all 
truce. The dear one gone, vested with the full assurance of hope in the 
(reoions promises of the gospel, and was comforted by the presence of the 
togel of the covenant as she drew near the dark valley. 

Sakurdaif, ^th. I visited the Mission of St. Alban, Cleveland. At night 
I Igr the Bev. Geo. N. James, I preached. 




18 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

TSotnty-fifih Sunday after Trinity. Morning prayer was said by Mr. 
James, after which I preached and administered the Holy Eacharist. At 
night I preached, confirmed a class of sixteen candidates, and delivered an 
address. It was a sight long to be remembered by all who were present, to 
see aged men who had measured the fnll three score years and ten — Tene^ 
able matrons, with maidens kneeling side by side to receive the holy sign of 
God's "favor and goodness towards them." 

Monday^ 26^A. I consecrated three burial places. 

Wednesday^ 29th, I assisted at morning prayer in St. Augastine's Chapel 
and delivered an address to the students. 

First Sunday in Advent. In St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis, I retd 
morning prayer at 7 o'clock. At II o'clock I administered the Holy Com- 
munion and delivered an address. 

At night I preached in the Church of the Good Shepherd. 

Monday^ Uh December. Read evening prayer in St. Mary's. 

Tuesday, 5ih. Admitted Mr. Wm. Stuart Speirs to the Sacred Order of 
Deacons. The candidate was presented, and the sermon t>reached by the 
Rev. Dr. Wheat. There were present of the Clergy, Dr. Wheat, Rev. Messrs. 
Carmichael and Harris, and Messrs. Forrester and Crane, (Deacons,) of the 
Diocese of Mississippi. 

At night in Calvary Church I celebrated the holy rite of matrimony 
between Katie W. Harris, daughter of the late beloved Adlai 0. Harris, and 
Marco T. Paoli. 

Wednesday, (jih. Attended the meeting of the Managers of the Church 
Home in Calvary Church. 

Thursday, *lth. The Convocation of the Western District assembled at 
Trenton. Services were held in ]the Court House at night. The Rev. W. C. 
Gray read prayers, and the Rev. C. C. Parsons preached. 

Friday, Sth. Convocation met at the residence of John H. Glass, Esq. 
There were present of the Clergy, the Rev. Dr. Ridley and the Rev. Wm. C. 
Gray, Presbyters — the Rev. Messrs. Parsons, Wager, Speirs and Crane, 
Deacons. An extremely interesting Essay on Lay Co-operation was read by 
the Rev. Wm. C. Gray. At night Dr. Ridley read prayers, assisted by Mr. 
Gray, and I preached. 

Saturday, 9th. Services were held at the residence of Mr. Glass. The 
Rev. Wm. Gray baptized an infant. I administered the Apostolic Rite of 
Confirmation to two candidates, delivered an address on Holiness of Life and 
the Means Thereto, and celebrated the Holy Eucharist. 

In the afternoon I confirmed a sick person in private. 
Leaving Trenton at 8 o'clock p. M., I arrived at Union City, accompftniad 
}^ the Rev. W. C. Gray. 



MOCESE OF TENNESSEE. . 19 

On Snnday morning J read service and preached in the Cumberland Pres- 
l>7terian Church to an attentive congregation. 

Wednesday f ISth. hi St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis, I united in the 
bonds of matrimony <!eorge W. Faxon and Sidney L. Finley. Leaving 
Memphis at 12 o'clock at night I reached Pulaski, and remained over one 
train to visit the Churcit families of the town. 

Friday, 15<A. A9.>isie»i by the Rev. Wm. Stuart Speirs, I read Morning 
Prayer in the Church of the Advent, At night, in Christ Church, I con- 
ducted the opening 8»m vices of the Convocation of Middle Tennessee. There 
were present of the Clergy, the Rev. Messrs. Bradley, (Dean,) Royce, 
Schwrar, Graham, Bfck^^tr. Helm, Wagner, Sneed and Speirs, with several 
Lay Delegates. I deiivt-red an address. 

Saturday J IQth. A •! ministered the Holy Eucharist to the Convocation, 
assisted by the Rev. Edw. Bradley, and delivered an address, after which the 
business of the Convocation was proceeded with. 

In the afternoon 1 r»^a«l the burial service in Mount Olivet Cemetery at the 
grave of Mr. Wra. Prii^hard, in da^'s gone a communicant of my Parish. At 
night I visited a sick per^on in EdgeBeld. 

Third Sunday in Aih-^'nt. In the morning I preached in St. Ann's Church, 
Edgefield. ConfirnnMi u. cla^5s of nine candidates, and delivered an address. 

In the afternoon I prfm-hed, confirmed three persons, and delivered an ad- 
dress in St. Peter's Ml^vion, North Nashville. At night I assisted the Rec- 
tor of Christ Church in his services. 

Monday^ \%th. In •on.pany with the Rev. Edwin Wagner I visited the 
town of Murfreesboro. The day was pleasantly, and we may hope, profit- 
ably spent in going frum house to house and encouraging the few faithful 
ones to a more earne>t effort in behalf of the CTiurch. 

Tuesday, 19/A. Jn ih** Memorial Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville, 
after prayers by the R«*cior, I preached. 

Wednesday, 20/A. I administered the Holy Communion and delivered an 
address. In the evtminj: I catechised the children of the Sunday School, 
and was greatly deli iihto^^ with their readiness and proficiency. At night 
I preached. 

Thursday, 2ist. Si.*-iii the day in visiting in Tullahoma. 

Fourth Sunday /« A'i'»:nt. Administered the Holy Communion at the 
-early service in St. Aii;:u8tine's Cliape!, University of the South, and an' 
mated the Rev. Prof Shoup in morning and evening prayers. 

Monday, loth, FtoAt '»/ the Kativityl Administered the Holy Eucharist 
IB Si. Angastine's Chapel, and in the evening addressed the children of tho 
Sunday Sohool of St. I*a'irs on the Mountain. 

tibe oetaTP of rhristmas I ofiBciated in St Augustine's Chapel, and 
W9n ntted in behalf of the Uotrersity. 



20 JOURNAL OF PROGESDINGS, 

On the Festival of Holy InnocentB I delivered an address to all th^ li 
Sunday Schools in St. Augastine's Chapel. These Mission 9choo 
conducted in parts adjacent to the University, hy students of the tJttlT 
and a large number of children are being taught the Church Catechisv 
chapel, on the present occasion, was thronged by members of the di 
schools and their friends. After service in the chapel the children wei 
ducted to the Grammar School, where a Christmas tree had beea pt 
by the industry and liberality of the ladies of University Place. 

Sunday after Christmas, In St. John's Church, Enoxville, after m 
prayer by the Rector, the Rev. John Howard-Smith, I preached. 
evening, in the Church of the Epiphany, North Enoxville, after e 
prayer by the Rector, the Rev. Thos. W. Humes, D.D., assisted by th 
Wm. Mowbray, I preached, confirmed three candidates, and delivered 
dress. At night, in St. John's, services were said by the Rev. Messrai 
ard-Smith and Humes. I preached, confirmed a class of eight, and 
ered an address. 

Mondaxfy \st of January^ 1872. Baptized in St. John's Church thei 
daughter of Daniel Breck and Ida Ramsey. 

Confirmed two sick persons and baptized an infant in prirate. 

Tuesday^ 2d. Visited the the Mission at Loudon. A few persons a 
bled at the house of Mr. John C. Carmon, to whom I spoke on matta 
pertaining to Christ's kingdom, but the weather was so very inclemenl 
it was impossible to hold public services. 

Wednesday^ Zd. Visited a few Church families in Loudon, and k 
Athens in the evening. 

Thursday^ ^th. Read morning prayer, preached and administere 
Holy Communion in St. Paul's Church. 

Leaving Athens in the afternoon, I arrived at Cleveland in time for sei 
at night. Evening prayer was read by the Rev. Geo. N. James. I prea 
confirmed two candidates and delivered an address. 

Friday, 5th, After morning prayer, I read the Ante-Communion 
and preached. 

I was unexpectedly called to Memphis by telegraph, and was oblig 
suspend my visitation. 

Saturday^ &th. I read evening prayer in the Cathedral. 

Sunday ajter Ephipany. Morning prayer was read at 7} o'clock, I 
was read at 11 o'clock. I preached and administered the Holy Commi 
After Litany, the Rev. Richard Nelson Newell, L.L.D., formerly a Pr 
the Roman obedience, did make his submission and vow of confora 
the Protestant Episcopal Church. I did then and there Bnhserik 
Canonical Declaration in the presence of the Rev. Geo. G. HaRii|M 
Bev. David Goodloe, PieftYi^ta^ and the Bev. W. S. Speirs, Deacon. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 21 

At night, after seryices by the Rev. Dr. Wheat, I preached in St. Lazams 
mttttHkm 

Mimiagt ^i^* 1 attended a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Can- 
Aqrlnm. 

Tltmn^aif^ Wih, Accompanied by the Rev. H. H. Sneed and the ReT. 
kefiiii' Holmes, I visited Town Creek, or '* All-Hallows," five miles from Win- 

\ Franklin Connty, where is a flourishing cotton factory. At night, 
aAchool-honse in the neighborhood, after explaining the service to a good- 
congregation who never before saw a Bishop, I am snre, the Rev. Mr. 

Baid prayers, and I preached. 



JHdfl^, Wth, In the Cbapel of Trinity Church, Winchester, evening prayer 
IS teid by Messrs. Sneed and Holmes. I preached and confirmed Messrs. 
irk Wilkinson and John Batterworth. 

S mhw day^ Itth, Assisted by Messrs. Sneed and Holmes,' I preached, ad- 
knistered the Holy Communion and confirmed Ashton Butterworth, Esq. 
Leaving Winchester in the evening, we arrived in the town of Fayetteville, 
b Lincoln County. 

Second Sunday after Epiphany. Services were held in the Methodist house 
ftf worship, which was kindly tendered to us by the pastor, Mr. Staley. The 
feongregations, both evening and night, were crowded and very attentive, at 
Nith services I preached. In the afternoon I administered the Holy Euchar- 
01 to a venerable daughter of the church, who for years had been deprived of 
pe Most Comfortable Sacrament. Our visit to Fayetteville was a most 
^feasant one, and I wish to publicly acknowledge my thanks to the Rev. Mr. 
Btaley for his kindness. 

Monday^ 15/A. Evening prayer was said by the Rev. Messrs. Sneed and 
Holmes, in Trinity Chorch, Winchester, after which I preached and con- 
irmed one candidate. 

Thursday^ 18<A. Baptized two children and confirmed one person, at 
•rening prayer in St. Augustine's Chapel, University Place. 

Friday, 19/A. At evening prayer in St. Augustine's Chapel I confirmed 
a student of the University. 

Saiurdayy 20^A. I administered the Holy Eucharist to an aged and infirm 
member of the chnrch at University Place. 

Third Sunday after Epiphany. In St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga, in 
the morning, I preached and administered the Holy Communion. In the af- 
ternoon I confirmed a sick person in private. At n ight I preached, con- 
Inaed nine candidates and delivered an address. 

MaluU^, 22(2. Morning prayer was read by Messrs. Mowbray and Sneed, 
r which I delivered an address. Later in the day I attended a meeting of 
I interested in the establishment of a female school, and measures 
iljffipg^rated for setting in operation a school of high grade under the 
Ijf^ihc! Ckiirch. 



22 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION. 

Tuesday, IM. I visited the Church of the Redeemer, Shelbyville. Even* 
ing prayer was said by the Rev. Edwin Wagner. I preached, confirmed a 
class of nine candidates and delivered an address. 

FecLst Conversion oj St. Paul. In St. Ann'^ Church, Edgefield, after 
evening prayer by the Rector, I preached, confirmed three souls and deliy- 
ered an address. 

Friday, 2Uh. In Christ Church I officiated at the funeral of Lieutenant- 
General R. S. Evell. There were present of the < Vri^y, the Rev. Mr. Gr*-- 
ham, the Rev. Messrs. Schwrar, Ellis, Beckett and Sneed. Mr. Graham as- 
sisted me in the services. I preached. I this day reteived official notice 
from the Rev. M. S. Royce of the organization of the Parish of St. Paul in 
what is k^iown as "The Claiborne Addition." 

Septuagesima Svnday. I preached in the Church cf the Advent in the 
morning, in Holy Trinity in the evening, and in Christ Church at night. 

Monday, 29th. Confirmed in private a sicl< fTson belonging to St. 
Peter's Mission. 

Wednesday^ 30/A. In St. Paul's Church, Franklin, evening prayer was 
said by the Rector. I preached, confirmed thre^- oftndidates and delivered 
an address. 

Thursday, Z\st. Addressed the children of th«.- Parish School. Lea? 
ing Franklin in the afternoon, I arrived in Columbiu. I read evening prayer 
in the chapel of the Columbia Instituto. 

Friday, \st February. Accompanied by the Ue\ . George Beckett and 
Mr. T. A. Robertson, I drove to Williamsport. The weather was extremely 
inclement. A heavy snow storm prevented the a.\>embling of a congrega- 
tion at the church. In the afternoon I read prayers at the residence of T. 
A. Dorsett, Esq., and returned to Columbia. 

Sexagesima Sunday. At 9 a. m. I read prayers in St. Peter's Church, Co- 
lumbia. At a second service I admitted Mr. Thoma.*< Amherst Robertson U> 
the Sacred Order of Deacons. The candidate was presented and the sermon 
on the occasion was preached by the Rector of the Parish, the Rev. George 
Beckett. At night evening prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. Robertson, as- 
sisted by Mr. Beckett. I preached, confirmed Mven candidates and deliv- 
ered an address. 

Thursday, bth. Accompanied by Mr. Robertson, I visited the Church of 
the Messiah, Pulaski. Here, to my great gratification, I found the Rev. 
Augustin 0. Stanley, M. J)., Deacon in charge. Evening prayer was said 
by Messrs. Stanley and Robertson. I preached^ confirmed three candidates, 
and delivered an address. 

Tuesday, Qth, I administered the Holy Eucharist and preached. Subse- 
quently I presided at a Parish Meeting, at which I ^lolivered an address oa 
church work. Later in the day, I administered the Holy Communion to 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 23^ 

in. Jones, the wife of the Hon. Thomas Jones, who for many weary montha 
laa been on a bed of pain and suffering. I also con6rmed a daughter of 
fr. Jones, at the bedside of her mother. At night prayers were said by 
fessrs. Stanley and Robertson, and I preached. 

Wednesday, 1th. Beinf; detained at Moscow, I visited a church family 
ending there and had prayers. 

Tlnursday^ 8M. Presided at the Convocation of West Tennessee, in St. 
niomas' Church, Somerville. Morning prayer was said by the Rev. John A- 
larrison D.D., assisted by the Rev. C. C. Parsons. Convocation sermon 
ma preached by the Rev. Geo. C. Harris. At night Mr. Parsons preached. 

Friday^ ^th. I celebrated the Holy Eucharist, Rev. Dr. Harrison preach- 
iig the sermon. At night evening prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. Parsons,- 
nd I preached. 

iiuinquageHma Sunday. In Immanuel Church, LaGrange, J met the- 
hildren of the Sunday School at 9 o'clock, catechised them and delivered 
n address. Morning prayer was said by the Rev. J. M. Schwrar. I bap- 
ized a child and preached. In the afternoon I read evening prayer and* 
veached. At this service I publicly set apart Frederick Beverly Cossitt as- 
. lay-reader. At night I baptized the venerable Charles Michie, Esq., who- 
as since entered upon his rest. 

Tuesday, IZiK In St. James' Church, Bolivar, after evening prayer by 
be Rev. W. C. Gray, I preached. 

Ash Wednesday. I preached and administered the Holy Communion in^ 
lie morning. At night I preached, con6rmed two candidates and delivered 
a address. 

Thursday, Ibih. Officiated at the early service in the neat chapel of St^ 
ames' Church. 

Friday, l^th. Assisted the Rector at the services, and preached both 
doming and night, in St. Luke's Church, Jackson. After the second lesson^ 
Q the morning service I baptised two adults. 

Saturday, Vlth. I preached both morning and night. 

First Sunday in Lent. At 9 o'clock I administered the Holy Eucharist 
> a sick person in private. At 10} o'clock, morning prayer was said by the 
Sector in the church. I preached and administered the Holy Eucharist. 
X 3 o'clock p. M. met the children of the Sunday School, read prayers, cat- 
cliised and addressed them. At 7 o'clock p. m. I preached, confimed eight 
uididates, and delivered an address. 

Monday, I9th. Accompanied by the Rev. Dr. Harrison, I visited the Mis- 
ion at Trenton. Services were held at night, and I preached in the Court 
[case. 

nffi9iay, 20th. Drove thirty miles to the town of Dyersburg. Here there 



24 JOURNAL or ooNvEirrioN, 

are only two or three church people, and services have been bnt seldom en- 
joyed by them. On Wednesday morning I read morning prayer at the resi- 
dence of Mr. Harry Gilliat. Reached Trenton the same evening. 

Friday, 23d. I attended a meeting of the Wardens and Vestrymen of 
Trinity Church, Mason, and addressed them on church work. At night I 
read players in the Cathedral, Memphis. The Rev. W. S. Speirs, Deacon, 
preached. 

Second Sunday in Lent. Morning prayer was said in the Cathedral at an 
early hour, by the Rev. Geo. C. Harris, assisted by the Rev. John A. Harri- 
son, Dean of the Western Convocation. At the second service Mr. An- 
drew Decatur Drummond was ordered Deacon, and the Rev. Charles Carroll 
Parsons was advanced to the Priesthood, The candidate for the Diaconate 
was presented by the Rev. James CarmichaeL The candidate for the 
Priesthood by the Rev. Geo. C. Harris. An admirable sermon, one of the 
best I have ever listened to on the ministry, was preached by the Rev. Dr. 
Harrison. There were present of the clergy : The Rev. John A. Harrison, 
D. D., James Carmichael, Geo. C. Harris, James J. Vanlz,andthe Rev. Wm. 
Mitchell, of the Diocese of Mississippi. In the afternoon, I confirmed, in 
private, a sick person belonging to Calvary Parish. At night I preached in 
Calvary Church and confirmed one person. 

Tuesday^ 27th, Accompanied by the Rev. Dr. Newell, the Rev. Messrs. 
Harris, Parsons, Stickney, and Dmmmond, I visited the Church Home atBuii- 
tyn, now iu charge of Rev. Peter Wager. The Home is in a most prosperoui 
condition, as will be exhibited by the Chaplain's Report. The Rev. Geo. C. 
Harris baptized five of the orphan children and I confirmed two of the inmates 
of the Home. I administered the Holy Eucharist to a large number of visi- 
tors and friends of the Orphanage. Addresses were made by the Rev. 
Messrs. Harris, Parsons, and myself. 

Wednesday, 2Sth. I preached in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 
Memphis. 

Thursday, 29th. Accompanied by the Rev. Geo. C. Harris, I visited the 
town of Collierville, a thriving village in Shelby County. 

Friday, March 1st. I assisted at the funeral of Wm. Taylor, son of Dr. 
Arthur K. Taylor, in Calvary Church, Memphis, and the next day I began 
my visitation to the Parishes and Mission Stations in Tipton County. 

Third Sunday in Lent. Morning prayer was said at 9 o'clock in Trinity 
Church, Mason, by the Rev. C. F. Collins, Rector. The second service be- 
gan with the Litany, after which I made a brief address on the duty and 
privilege of devoting the best that we have to the service of our dear Lord, 
and proceeded to consecrate a costly set of communion vessels, presented to 
the Parish by a faithful member of the church as a memorial of the late Mrs. 
George T. Taylor of blessed memory. I preached, confirmed a class of 
thirteen, delivered an address and •dministered the Holy Eucharist to a If^rge 
aomber of the fiuthfU. Imaudi«fed!j ftfter this service, I drove to the old 
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DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 26 

church, accompanied by the Rector, Warden and Vestrymen of the Parish. 
A great mnltitnde of colored people were gathered here. The church was 
packed to its utmost capacity, and twice as many were without as found ac- 
commodation within the church. It was an occasion ot great interest to all, 
white as well as black. I admitted to the Sacred Order of Deacons, Mr. 
Henderson Maclin, a colored man "of good report," who has for several 
jenrH been acting as a Lay reader while preparing for ordination. The can- 
didate was presented by the Rector of the Parish, the Rev. G. F. Collins. I 
preached the ordination sermon. The newly ordered Deacon presented a 
class of thirty candidates for Confirmation. 

The colored people have organized a Parish and will put np a large church 
at an early day. The land has been generously given to them by Geo. T. 
Taylor, Esq. 

Monday, 4ih. I spent the day with the Rector in visiting the sick. 

Tuesday, 5th, I visited and had prayers with a sick negro on the planta- 
tion of Stephen Malone, Esq. After which Mr. Collins and myself drove 
eighteen miles to Ravenscorft, where, in a large granary fitted up tempora- 
rily as a chapel, I preached at night. 

Wednesday, Qth, I baptized five colored children, preached and adminis- 
tered the Holy Communion. 

Friday^ ^th. Baptized two chiMren, said the office for churching of 
women, and administered the Holy Eucharist. 

Saturday, ^th. Trinity Parish, ^fason, baptized two adults and three 
children, and confirmed one candidate. At night, in Zion Church, Browns- 
yille, I preached, confirmed five candidates and delivered an address. 

Fourth Sunday in Lent. Morning prayer wns said at 9 o'clock by the Rev. 
Dr. Ridley. At the second service I preached and administered the Holy Eu- 
charist. In the afternoon I catechised the children of the Sunday SchooL 
At night I preached to a very crowded congregation, and afterwards met the 
wardens and vestrymen, and spoke to them of Church work in the parish. I 
was greatly gratified with the general improvement in this parish, and espe- 
cially with the earnest and hearty responses of the congregation. I think 
there is here and at Mason what I should like to see everywhere — more and 
more hearty co-operation. If the Clergy can get the Laity engaged in real 
work for Christ and the Church, both will be strengthened and built up; and 
on this account, as well a.s for its own intrinsic value, we should strive after 
it. Nothing will so l>ind men to the Church and to each other with the 
golden cords of sympathy and love as real work for Christ and the Church. 

Leaving Brownsville at 9 p. m. on Monday, I arrived at Memphis and left 
the same afternoon for Sewanee, to be present at the opening of the Lent 
tern of the University of the South. I stopped at Huntsville, Alabama, and 
yttacbed in the Church of the Nativity at night. I reached Sewanee on 
Wednesday morning, the 13th. 



26 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION, 

Thursdat/y 14. Assisted at morning and evening prayer in St. Angns- 
tine's Chapel. 

Friday^ I5ih. I formally opened the Lent Term oi the University. The 
Holy Eucharist was administered by the Chaplain, the Rev. Wm. P. DuBose, 
assisted by the Rev. Prof. Shoup. I delivered an address on the occasion. 

Saturday J liith. Assisted at morning and evening prayer in St. Augns-. 
tine's Chapel. 

Fifth Sunday in Lent. I administered the Holy Encharist at the early 
service at St. Augustine's Chapel. At the second service I preached. At 4 
o'clock p. M. I read prayers at St. Paul's on the Mountain and delivered an 
address. At night I met the Guild of St. Mark, and after prayers in 
the University Chapel, I delivered an address on the Mission Work of the 
Guild, and publicly set apart five of the Students — all of whom are candi- 
dates for Holy Orders — as Lay Readers. 

Tuesday t 19ih. In presence of a goodly number of people I laid the cor- 
ner-stone of St. Barnabas Church, Tullahoma. There were present of the 
Clergy, the Rev« Edwin Wagner and the Rev. Messrs. Holmes, Judd and 
Robertson. I delivered an address. At night, after prayers by the Clergy, 
I preached to a large congregation. 

Wednesday, 20ih. In St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga, after service by 
the Rector and the Rev, H. H. Sneed, I addressed the congregation on the- 
duties of a Holy Lent. At 4 o'clock p. m. I met a number of gentlemen in- 
terested in the establishment of a Female School under the patronage of the 
Diocese in Chattanooga. On my regular visitation of St. Paul's Parish on. 
the 22d of .lanuary, it was determined to begin the euterprize, and I placed' 
the Key. H. H. Sneed in charge. The building obtained for the school has 
been put in repair, conveniently attd tastefully arranged, and a school ofi 
over thirty pupils is in successful operi^tion. 

Saturday, 22d. I confirmed in privajl^ a sick person belonging to St- 
j^ary's congre»;c3tion, Memphis. 

Sunday next before Easter. In St. Lazarqs Church. I preached, con- 
firmed thirteen candidates and delivered an address, In the afternoon, at 
Grace Church, I preached, gonfirraed nine Cftndidates ftnd. delivered an ad- 
dress. At night, I J)reaclieJ in the Cathedral. 

Monday in Holy Week. Read evening prayer it St. Mary's. 

Tuesday. Administered the Holy Eucharist at an early service in the 
Church of the Good Shepherd. 

Wednesday. Preached and baptized two children m Collierville, and at 
night, I preached, confirmed six candidates and delivered an address, in 
Immanuel Church, LaGrange. 

Maunday Thursday. I confirmed a sick person in private and administered 
the Holy Communion. At 2J o'clock, I preached in Collierville and bap- 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 27 

tized an aJult. At night I attended a meeting of a number of the members 
of St. Lazarus congregation, at the residence of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, 
at which the question of building a new church was discussed, and a liberal 
subscription made by the gentlemen present. 

Oood Friday. On this holy day 1 preached six sermons, in St. Ma.ry's, St 
Lazarus and the Good Shepherd. I confirmed one candidate in St. Lazarus. 

Easier Even. Offiiciated*at the noonday service at St. Mary's Cathedral. 

Easter Day. I assisted Rev. G. C. Harris at the early serrice in St.. 
Mary's Cathedral. At the second service I preached, confimed el'vcn can- 
didates, delivered an address and celebrated the Holy Eucharist. At 3} p. m.. 
I attended the children's festival in Calvary Church. At 7 J p. m., after the 
evening prayer by the Rev. C. C. Parsons, I preached in the Church of the 
Good Shepherd, confirmed a class of eighteen candidates and delivered an 
address. 

Monday^ April laU. I presided at the annual meeting of the Managers 
of the Church Home. 

Wednesday^ 3d. Accompanied by the Rev. G. C. Harris I left for Browns- 
villiB, to attend the meeting of the Western Convocation. Thursday niornin^ 
I read prayers, and the Rev, Mr. Harris preached. At night I preached. 

Friday, I preached morning and night, Messrs. Harris and Parsons tak- 
ing the service. 

. r 
Saturday, %th. At the meeting of Convocation, the Rev. Dr. Ridley refljd 

an excellent paper on the "Christian Tithe," which was ordered to be published'. 

Sunday after Easier. Visited Calvary Church, Memphis. I preached, 
confirmed twelve candidates, delivered an address and administered the Holy 
Eucharist. At night the anniversary of the Church Home was celebrated id 
Calvary Church. There were present of the Clergy, the Rector, Dr. White, 
the Rev. Dr. Wheat, the Rev. Messrs. Harris and Parsons, and the Rev. Peter 
Wager. Messrs Harris and Parsons read the service, and the Rev. Dr. Wheat 
made an address. About one thousand dollars was laid upon the altar for 
the work of the Home. 

Wednesday , lO^A, Was the day appointed for a Missionary meeting in thi 
city of Memphis, under the patronage of the Bishops of Mississippi, Louis- 
iana, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee. The day was unfortunately chosen, 
inasmuch as it was the time for the meeting of the Council of the Diocse of 
Louisiana. The notice for the meeting was too brief, but above all, the floods 
had swept away the railroad tracks and bridges, so that it was impossible for 
travellers to reach Memphis by the usual routes of travel. The Rt. Rev. the 
Bishop of Arkansas, with five or six clergymen from a distance, beside the 
clergy of Memphis, assembled in St. Mary's Cathedral at 11 o'clock, and I 
celebrated the Holy Eucharist, assisted by the Bishop of Arkansas. Brief 
addresses were made by Bishop Pierce and myself, and after the benediction 
a conference of the Clergy was held. 



28 JOUBNAL OP CONVENTION, 

Thursday^ llth. Morning prayer was said at an early hour in the Cathe- 
dral. At the second service I admitted Mr. James A. Matthews to the Sacred 
Order of Deacons. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Robert W. Trim- 
ble, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The candidate was presented by the Rev. Qeo. 
0. Harris. A very pressing matter of business required me to leave the 
church during the service, and my brother, the Bishop of Arkansas, kindly 
officiated for me. Mr. Matthews f^oes to the Mission at Trenton. 

Second Sunday after Easter. In St. James Church, Bolivar, I preached 
both morning and night. The Rector of this Parish has everything well in 
worki ng order. There has been established during the past year an excellent 
school for girls, which I doubt not will before long be greatly enlarged and 
prove a blessing to the town, and indeed to the whole western part of the 
Diocese. 

Tuesday J \^th. Preached at night in the chapel of the Church of the 
Messiah, Pulaski. 

Wednesday^ Vlth, Had a Litany service and address at 11 o'clock, after 
which I administered the Holy Eucharist in private to a sick person. At 
night I preached, baptized an adult, confirmed four candidates and delivered 
an address. 

Thursday^ \%ih. Administered the Holy Eucharist to goodly number of 
the faithful in the chapel and delivered an address. 

This Parish under the pastoral care of the Rev. Mr. Stanley is being rap- 
idly revived. It has been nearly two years without a Pastor, and had not 
• the foundations been laid broad and deep and with the hand of a Master by 
the Rev. Geo. Hunt, its first Rector, it would hardly have held together 
so long without pastoral oversight. 

Third Sunday after Easter, In the morning I drove out to St. John's, 
Ashwood, accompanied by the Rev. A. 0. Stanley. Morning prayer was said 
by the Rector, the Rev. Dr. Newell, assisted by the Rev. A. 0. Stanley, and I 
preached and confirmed one candidate. Since Dr. Newell accepted the Rec- 
torship, a few weeks since, an earnest effort has been made to refit the chan- 
cel of the church, and I was greatly pleased with the improvements made. 
At night in St. Peter's Church, Columbia, I preached, confirmed a class of 
ten candidates, and delivered an address. 

Monday^ 22d. I read prayers in the Institute and addressed the pupils of 
the school. I reached Si. Paul's, Franklin, in the evening. 

Feast of St. Mark, I celebrated the Holy Eucharist in St. Paul's Church 
at 9 o'clock, assisted by the Rev. Edw. Bradley, and at night, after services 
by the Rev. Mr. Bradley, I preached. 

Fourth Sunday after Easter^ 1 visited the Church of the Advent, Nash- 
ville. Morning prayer was read by the Rev. J. M. Schwrar. I took part in 
the communion office. An admirable extempore discourse was preached by 
Mr. Schwrar, who celebrated the Holy Eucharist. At night, in Christ Church, 
evening prayer was read by the Rev. J. M. Schwrar, afler which the 



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Bector, the Bev. Wm. Graham, presented a class of twelve candidates for 
confirmation. After the laying on of hands, I delivered an address. In 
summing up my labors for the eleven months that have elapsed since the ad- 
journment of the last convention, I have 

Baptized 25 

Confirmed ..272 

Administered the Holy Eucharist, times 58 

Preached, Sermons .....117 

Delivered Addresses 63 

Ordained to the Priesthood '. 1 

Priest received from the Church of Bome 1 

Deacons Ordered 5 

Lay Beaders set apart 7 

It seems, alas, very unsatisfactory, very insuflScient, "y^t, surely my judg- 
ment is with the Lord and my work with God." 

My last visitation has extended over a period of one hundred and eighty 
days, and when we shall adjourq, I have still to go on some we^ks before I 
can hope tor any relaxation. 

CHUBCH SCHOOLS. 

Tou know, dear brethren, how constant my endeavor has been to establish 
parish Schools, in which the regenerate life of the Church's offspring maybe 
cultivated, and the grace instilled maybe more and more perfectly developed, 
even unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. The Church 
is the nursing mother of all those who by baptism have put on Christ, and 
the obligation rests upon ns "cAtc/?y" to provide *'that her children be taught 
the creed, the Lord's prayer, and the ten commandments, and all other things 
which a Christian ought to know and believe to his soul's health." That di- 
vine and spiritual life which is imparted through human means and channels 
must be watched and tended, must be fed and strengthened, through all the 
successive stages of growth, to the maturity of perfect manhood in Christ 
Jesus; must be nurtured day by day, and week by week; at home; in the 
parish school, as well as in the church upon the Sundays and holidays, when 
it is the specific duty of every minister ^'diligently to instruct or examine 
the children of his parish until they have learned all that is appointed for 
them to learn," before they *'be brought to the bishop to be confirmed by 
him." 

The appliances and instrumentalities for secular instruction are abundant, 
but this does not at all meet the case, nor relieve us from our responsibilities 
in the matter. 

When we baptize children we undertake, as a debt and an obligation which 
we can not repudiate, to bring those children up to **the estate of Christian 
men, and to do all that is in our power to keep the seed of spiritual life so 
given strong and growing in their breasts.* 

^Bishop Moberly, of StUsbnry. 



BO JOURNAL OF PEOCEEDINGS. 

I am very happy to say that more than ever before this important subject 
is claiming the attention it deserves. Schools have been established in Chat- 
tanooga, Shelby ville, Tullahoma, Franklin, Memphis, Bolivar and Mason, and 
at one or two other points. But I cannot think any Parish is properly or- 
ganized until it has its Parish School for training the young in the holy ways 
of the church. I exhort you, brethren of the Clergy, to put forth the moat 
strenuous endeavors to inaugurate and carry forward this most important 
auxiliary to pastoral work. In this connection I commend to you the follow- 
ing thoughtful words from the present Bishop of Salisbury: "I venture to 
think that our appeals to our people for the means of building and support- 
• ing churches and schools and all other things necessary for such spiritual 
- 'growth on the part of those whom we have baptized would come with greater 
:'*weight, because with more perfect truth and justice, if instead of appealing 
•Only to compassionate feeling and sympathy, we urged the debt, the obliga- 
' tion, the binding undertaking by which we, in common with the whole 
church, had bound ourselves in taking Infants to be baptized and asking for 
them that seed of immortal life which absolutely requires human tendence, 
constant, affectionate and faithful, in order to keep it alive — nay, to prevent 
its becoming rather an aggravation of sin and evil than a help towards God 
and Heaven." 

COLUMBIA INSTITUTE. 

The late beloved Bishop of this Diocese, early in his Episcopate (assisted 
by the late Bishop of Louisiana, then a Presbyter of Tennessee) founded 
after great efforts and many sore trials, the Columbia Institute. Through all 
changes and vicissitudes it has, for a period of thirty years or more, given to 
the daughters of the land an eminently Christian Education. At no period 
of its existence has it done more thoroughly good work than at the i)resent 
time, and we challenge the closest comparison of it with any school in the 
United States. The large experience of its excellent and learned Rector, the 
Rev. Goorge Beckett, the real home-life which is imparted to the school by 
the maternal oversight of Mrs. Beckett, the high character and accomplish- 
ments of the teachers, give assurance to parents and guardians, that the 
highest type of christian nurture and admonition, joined to secular training 
and scholarship, can be had in our own borders, in a region of country dis- 
tinguished alike for the beauty of its landscape, the healthfulness of its situ- 
ation, and the refinement of its people. 

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH, 

Though not a diocesan institute, yet as located in this State, and thus with- 
in my especial jurisdiction, should enlist the cordial support of both Clergy 
and Laity. The Board of Trustees ask for an offering from every Parish 
in all the ten Dioceses engaged in building up this great Church University, 
on the third Sunday in Advent. I regret to say that there are parishes in 
this Diocese which have never yet responded to this appeal. I sincerely 
hope that all will, in time, come to understand that in no other way can they 
themselves be so strengthened, as by sustaining this excellent schooL Thn« 
far the University is all that we could ask. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 31 

THE DEAD IN CHRIST. 
Daring the past year our heavenly Father has visited this Diocese severely 
in the removal from the militant chnrch to that Jerusalem which is above 
«nd is the mother of us all, a number of our laity. Among these it is my sad 
duty to enumerate the late John Roberts and his excellent wife, General R. 
S. Ewell and his wife, and one whose dear presence is recalled to us in the 
liistory of the Parish in which we are now assembled — Mrs. Francis B. Fogg. 
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts were my strong supporters and warm friends during 
the whole period ol my rectorship of the Church of the Advent in this city. 
As the Senior Warden of the Parish he performed all the duties of his posi- 
tion faithfully and with an eye single to God's glory. I think of him and his 
l)eloved consort as of those to whom belongs that beautitude "Blessed are 
the pure in heart." 

In the death of General and Mrs. Ewell, society has been deprived of two 
most valuable members, and the Church of two faithful and devoted child- 
ren. Mrs. Ewell was one of the most gifted women I have ever known. To 
a mind at once vigorous, original and comprehensive, were joined those 
graces of culture which add loveliness to female character. Lieutenant- 
General Ewell was distinguished as a soldier, and on many a field won laurels 
that will never fade. Since the close of the civil war he has devoted himself 
to the peaceful pursuits of agriculture in Maury County. At the time of his 
death he was President of the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Institute. 
He was a man of singularly pnre character, decided convictions and great 
earnestness. In his death we lament the loss of the patriot, the hero, the 
friend and the Christian. 

^^Multis ille bonis flebilis occidii: Nulli Jlehilior^ quam mihV 

The death of Mrs. Fogg was unexpected. In the enjoyment of her usual 
good health the evening previous to her death, there was nothing to indicate 
that with the next rising sun her soul would wing its flight 

'"To that blissftil abode 
Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains, 
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns." 

One by one her children had preceded her through the grave and gate of 
death, and she lived in constant readiness, feeling that to depart and ''to be 
with Christ was far better." She had no sombre views of death, but rejoiced 
in the prospect of joining that great cloud of witnesses who look down on the 
warfare of the militant church. Almost the last conversation I had with 
her she said to me, "Bishop, when I die do not let the bell be tolled, but make 
them ring out a merry peal, because I shall have reached my home." Her 
heart was full of love for the dear Saviour, and her hand was ever engaged 
in beneficent industry, and she *Vas full of good works and almsdeeds." 

Her very excellent work, "A Biblical View of the Church Catechism," pub- 
lished in 1871, is a memorial of her industry, learning, and devotion to the 
Chnrch. 

**^Deatb makes no breach 
In love and sympathy, in hope and tnust ; 
No outward sign or sound oar ears can reach : 
Bat fhere^B an Inward, splritoal speech 
That greeta as «till, though mortal tongaea be dastr 



82 JOUBNAL OP CONVENTION 

"It bids us do the work tlutt they lAid down, 

T^e np the tong where they broke off the ttrain, 
SoJoameyUg till we reach the hearenly town 
Where are laid np onr treaenree and onr crown, 
And onr lost loved ones will be found again." 

— Ltra Caxlistu. 

** 'TiB sweet, as year by year we lose 
Friends oat of sight, to muse 
How grows in Paradise oar store.*' 

DIOCESAN MISSIONS. 
At the last Convention a canon was enacted, looking to a better organiza- 
tion for mission work in the Diocese. I regret to say that few, if any of the 
Clergy have observed its provisions. And yet this is our great work ; and I 
trust this Convention will not adjourn until the Clergy shall decide upon 
some plan which will be acceptable to all, and by which all will consent to 
abide. I am informed that this subject will be brought before the Convention 
by a committee charged with the duty of asking some modification of the 
present canon. For myself, I have no plan to suggest. The simpler the 
machinery the better. The Bishop is the chief missionary, and is responsi- 
ble for the mission work of the Diocese. Wero he supplied with funds from 
the parishes, he would easily secure men to do the work. I think it would 
be in wise to abolish our present canon, but it should be so modified as to 
bring all Laity and Clery into hearty co-operation. 

A WORD TO THE LAITY. 
I trust my brethren of the I^aity will suffer a word of exhortation. You 
know, my brethren, that your pastors are for the most part self-denying 
godly men, who give up all, body and soul and substance, to the service of 
the Master. It is very sad to me to visit some of our Parishes and Mission 
Stations to see how wretchedly poor is the provision made for the support of 
the ministry. And yet the "Clergy give of their penury in a proportion 
which, if copied by the Laity, would enrich all the institutions of the 
Church." I quote from an address of the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Western 
New York. He says : "Consider first of all what the Clergy forego ! What 
are the year's wages of a good mechanic? What the salary of a good sales- 
man or accountant? One-half or only one-third as much is the salary of a 
majority of our Clergy. There are thousands who seem to think it no harm 
to offer to a minister of God a sum per diem which they would not offer as 
the wages of a laborer. Some men "rob God," who keeps an account and who 
knows what they spend themselves sometimes for the merest trifles and 
superfluities. The indifference of some wealthy congregations to this matter 
is surprising. What is that man's religion worth who is resolved that it shall 
"cost him nothing?" What is it but a mockery of God to receive, year by 
year, the seals of the gospel convenant, "the means of grace and the hope of 
glory," from a Pastor who is starved by the parsimony of the flock he feeds? 
May the Lord open men's eyes." 

A WORD TO THE CLERGY. 

My brethren, I know you are men of prayer. I trust, indeed, that you all 
have learned to continually pray to God "for the heavenly assistance, the 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. S3 

Holy Qhost/' and that you are endeavoring to sanctify yonr lives more and 
more by a sustained spirit of devotion. But do we give ourselves as often 
as we should to acts of devotion ? and strive as earnestly as we ought to 
quicken our habits of devotion ? Look, for instance, at the life of such a 
man as Bishop Andrewes. In the preface to his work, A. D. 1647, it is stated, 
**The Ufa of this reverend father was a life of prayer. Five hours in a day 
he spent in Lis devotions." Of Dr. Hammond it is told, that his '^certain 
perpetual returns exceeded David's seven times a day," and not in the day 
only, even the night was not without its office," the fifty-first Psalm being 
his designed midnight entertainment." 

Bishop Cosin's ** Hours," witness his devotion. 

Bishop Wilson in his ** short account of the author of the Practical Chris- 
tian," says ot Dr. Sherlock that he '* often forsook his warm bed in the cold 
season night, that he might betake himself to his devotions ; so that he spent 
his time in watching, weeping, and praying, when others were at their repose 
and sleeping." 

The Priest, says the Russian Church, "cannot do otherwise if he have the * 
bowels of a father and mother as he ought to have, than grieve with St. Paul 
over sinners, and wash their wounds like the same Apostle and other true 
Pastors of old, but also upon his couch with his tears."* 

When saintly George Herbert, at his induction, was shut into Bemerton 
Church, being left there alone to toll the bell, (as the law required,) he stayed 
so long a* time that a friend looking in at the church window saw him lie 
prostrate on the ground before the altar, nnd then and there he formed holy 
resolutions and set rules for himself and made holy vows to labor to keep 
them. 

When we consider these men — ^their holy lives — their great industry — their 
wonderful work for Christ — do we not seem to fail and to fall very far short 
of our duty? Why should we not wrestle with God? Why not win from the 
Spirit of Counsel and Might wisdom and strength to gain immortal life? 
Why not plead with strong crying and tears till He clothe our words with a 
divine energy ? I ask you to pray for me that I may be more and more a 
guide and an example both to you and to all such as believe— in word, in 
conversation, in love, in faith, in charity and in purity — and pray for each 
other, that the minister be clothed with righteousness, that God's work may 
be done and God's glory be set forth, and the Church be built up, and you 
yourselves be knit together in peace, harmony and good will. And pray for 
your flocks, that God may raise up His power and come among them — that 
80 there be no place left either for error in religion or for vicioosness of life. 
And pray for the whole estate of Christ's church militant on earth — that 
divisions may cease — that all strife may be healed — that the Church and 
family of Christ may be one great brotherhood in all the earth, uniting men 
together heart to heart and all to God, that so all the world may know and 
believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. 

«Act0 zx. 19, 31; 8 Cor. U. 4; zU. 21; PhU. ilL 18, 

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84 JOUENAL OF CONVENTION, 

Rev. Mr. Parsons gave notice of the introduction of a canon relat- 
ing to the organization of the Bishop's Cathedral. 

Rev. Mr. Parsons presented the application of the Ohnrch of the 
Qood Shepherd, Mempliis, for admission into union with the Conven- 
tion, which was referred to the Committee on New Parishes, and made 
the order of the day immediately after the reading of the minutes to- 
morrow morning. 

Rev. Mr. Bradley gave notice of the introduction of a new canon 
on Convocations, which was ordered to be printed. 

Rev. Mr. James, Chairman of the Committee on Credentials, re- 
ported the following Lay Delegates as duly elected, and they were 
admitted : 

St John's Churchy Knoxtille: L. C. Shepard, Wm. M. Baxter, Joa. T. 
' Hough; Alternates, A. J. Ricks, E. J. Sanford and W. B. Tuttle. 

On motion the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning at 
9i o'clock. 



SECOND DAY. 

St. Philip and St. James' Day, 

Wednesday Moening, 9} O'clock 

After morning prayer by the Rev. Messrs. Shoup and Stanley, the 
Convention was called to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the proceedings of yesterday 
were read and approved. 

Rev. Dr. Harrison, of the Clergy, and Messrs. Reid, Baxter, and 
Batte, of the Laity, appeared and took their seats. 

Rev. Mr. "Wagner, from the Committee on Credentials, reported the 
following Lay Delegates as duly elected, and the delegates were ad- 
mitted : 

8i. Luke's Church, Jackson: J. C. Pettus, M. M. Miller, and E. S. 
Mallory. 

Mr. Mallory answered to his name. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. • 35 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop announced the enlargement of the Com- 
mittee on the State of the Church, by the addition of the Rev. Dr. 
Harrison, and Rev. Messrs. Harris, Ringgold, Beckett, Bradley, 
and Mowbray, of the Clergy, and Messrs. Hayes, McNeal, Jett, John- 
son, Baxter, and Fairbanks, of the Laity. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Standing Committees : 

Committee on Finance: Rev. Messrs. Bradley, Graham, Shoup, and Par- 
sons, of the Clcr^, and Messrs. Fairbanks, Jett, McNeal, and Johnson, of 
the Laity, 

Committee on Unfinished Business: Rev. Messrs. Wager and Drummond, 
of the Clergy, and Mr. John Orr, of the Laity. 

Committee on the Church Home: Rev. Messrs. Carmichael and Ringgold, 
of the Clergy, and Messrs. Hill, Evans, and F. W. Smith, of the Laity. 

Committee on the Canfield Colored Orphan Asylum: Rev. Messrs. Mow- 
bray, James, and Stanley, of the Clergy, and Messrs. Mosby and Bowen, of 
the Laity. 

Mr. Fairbanks moved the appointment of a Standing Committee on 
Education, which motion was carried. 

Rev. Mr. Beckett, Chairman of the Committee on New Parishes, 
submitted the following report, the recommendation was adopted, and 
the new parish was admitted : 

Report of the Committee on New Parishes. 

Tour Committee would respectfully report that the application of the 
Parish of St. Paul's, in the city of Nashville, is in due and regular form, 
with ;the exception of the Canonical requistion of three months' formal 
notice to the Bishop of the Diocese ; but as the Bishop has approved of the 
application as stated in his address to the Convention, that he had received 
the Canonical notice, your committee recommends that the parish be re- 
ceived and admitted to the Diocese. 

GEO. BECKETT, Ch'rmn, 
EDWIN A. WAGNER, 
H. H. LURTON, 
W. B. REESE. 

Rev. Mr. Wagner, from the Committee on Credentials, reported the 
following Lay Delegate as duly elected, the delegate was admitted, 
and answered to his name : 

St, PauVs Church, Nashville: Benjamin Lillard. 

Bey. Gborge C. Harris submitted a new canon, to be numbered 22, 



36 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION. 

on the organization of the Bishop's Cathedral, which was referred to 
the Committee on Canons. 

Mr. Fairbanks submitted the following report from the Special 
Committee appointed by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop on the subject re- 
ferred to in the report, and the amendment to the canon was adopted : 

The Special Committee to whom was referred the subject of admitting the 
Chaplain of the Uniyersity of the South to a seat in Convention, report the 
following amendment to Canon V 11 : 

Canon VII, Sec. 3. 
The Chaplain of the UniTersity of the South shall, ex officio, be entitled 
to a seat in the Convention of the Diocese, and shall have all the privileges 
of a member of the same, but without a vote, unless canonically connected 
with the Diocese. 

F. B. FOGG. ) e -in '*4 

Rev. Wm. P. DuBose, Chaplain of the University of the South, ac- 
cordingly took his seat in the Convention. 

Mr. Somervell submitted the report of the Rev. C. P. Collins, Reg- 
istrar, which was received : 

Report of the Registrar. 

Since the last Convention I have received the following instruments of 
writing : 

1. A Deed executed by S. W. Malone, of Tipton County, Tennessee, dated 
May 2nd, 1870, conveying to the "Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the Diocese of Tennessee," a parcel of land in Tipton County, 
containing two acres and five poles, for tlie purpose of a burying ground and 
church building. 

2. A copy of a Deed executed by William Taylor, Senior, of Tipton Coun- 
ty, Tennessee, dated December 6th. 1853, conveying to the Bishop of Tennes- 
see and his successors, a tract of land containing one acre, on which the 
church formerly called Trinity Church, but now Trinity Chapel, is erected. 

3. A Deed executed by John P. Wendel, of Haywood County, Tennessee, 
dated February 12th, 1871. conveying to the Wardens and Vestrymen of Zion 
Church, Brownsville, in said county, and their successors in office, a certain 
parcel of land in the town of Brownsville; said conveyance being made on 
condition that the ground and house thereon shall be used for the nse and 
benefit of the Rector of said church. 

4. A Deed executed by Edward Bradley and Ann Augusta Bradley, his 
wife, dated April 5ih, 1872, conveying to the Convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, a certain parcel or lot of 



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land in the town of Franklin, County of Williamson, State of Tennessee, it 
heing a part of lot No. 27, in the plan of the town of Franklin. 

C. F. COLLINS, RegUtrar, 

Mr. Somervell offered the following resolution, which was adopted: 

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inquire into the condition of 
the property belonging to the Church in Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennes- 
Bee, and report what steps, if any, are necessary to relieve it of incum- 
brance. 

Rev. Mr. Collins and Mr. Jett were appointed on the Committee. 

Rev. Mr. Bradley offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved^ That it is the judgment of this Convention that all Church 
buildings should be covered by an amount of insurance proportionate to 
their cost. 

And it is further resolved^ That hereafter in all Parochial Reports made 
annually to the Bishop, the fact of insurance, or non-insurance on Church 
property be stated. 

Mr. Frederick "W. Smith, Treasurer of the Diocese, submitted his 
report, which was received and referred to the Committee on Finance : 

The Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Ten- 
nessee in account with F. W. Smith, Treasurer. 

DR. 

To Cash paid Bishop Quintard $3,296 67 

** " " for printing Journal 242 00 

" ** " General Convention Asssessment 108 00 

'* ** ** Insurance on Episcopal Residence 60 00 

" " " Painting " " 27 00 

** ** *' for printing Bishop's Charge in 1866 63 00 

Balance 1,001 39 

$4,787 96 

CB. 

By balance rendered at last Convention $ 129 63 

By St. Luke's Church, Jackson 333 75 

By Zion Church, Brownsville 87 26 

By Redeemer Church, Shelbyville Ill 26 

By Immanuel Church, LaGrange 68 13 

By St James' Church, Bolivar 140 62 

By St. Ann's Church, Edgefield 166 88 

By Trinity Church, Tipton 62 60 

By St. Paul's Church, Franklin 66 26 



88 JOUBNAL OP OONVENnON, 

By Advent Church, Nashville 653 00 

By Messiah Church, Pulaski 33 00 

By St. Mary's Church, Memphis 288 75 

By St. Alban's Church, Cleveland 27 50 

By Good Shepherd Church, Chelsea 50 63 

By St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga- 198 44 

By St. John's Church, Knoxville - 110 00 

By St. Lazarus Church, Memphis 337 50 

By Christ Church, Nashville -... 506 25 

By St. John's Church, Buntyn - 45 00 

By Calvary Church, Memphis 675 00 

By Grace Church, Memphis 337 50 

By Trinity Church, Clarksville 258 00 

By St. Peter's Church, Columbia - 102 35 

By St. Thomas Church, Somerville -... 118 88 

$4,787 9$ 

April 27, 1872, by balance due the Convention....,.- $1,001 39 

April, 27th, 1872. 

F. W. SMITH, Tretuurer. 



Parishes in Arrears. 

St. Peter's Church, Columbia $ 21 40 

Trinity " Clarksville....- 75 65 

St. John's " Knoxville - - 391 25 

Trinity " Tipton „. 100 

Zion " Brownsville ; 60 33 

St. Paul's " Chattanooga 27 50 

St. Ann's *' Edgefield 28 75 

Trinity '* Winchester 28 13 

St. Paul's " Athens - 25 04 

Messiah " Pulaski 33 65 

Good Sheph'd " Chelsea - 26 

St. Matthew's " Covington 160 41 

Holy Trinity " Nashville - 165 25 

St. Augustin's'* University Place 86 60 

St. Paul's " On the Mountain 56 25 

Epiphany '* North Knoxville 22 25 

St. Peter's M. " Nashville 10 80 

Gordon M. " Nashville 10 90 

Grace " Clarksville 55 50 

$1,385 56 

Balance due Bishop Quintard 1,732 32 

April 27th, 1872, 

F. W. SMITH, Treasurer, 

Mr. Frederick W. Smith presented the reports of Wiley B. Miller, 
Treasurer of the Episcopate and Pension Fund, and also Treasurer of 
the University of the South, for the Diocese of Tennessee : 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 89 

Protestant Episcopal Pension Fand, Diocese of Tennessee, with W. B. 

Miller, Treasurer. 
1871. 

DR. CR.' 

May 15, by balance in Treasury per account ren'd $331 33 

25, by am trec'd of Rev. Ed. Bradley as assessment 

for years 1871-2 7 50 

Dec. 28, by amount remitted by Rev. Q. N. James 2 52 

1872. 

April 29, by 10 per cent, interest on amount on band 33 40 

By Treasurer's subscription 2 00 

To balance to credit, down $376 75 

$376 75 
Balance to credit 376 75 

University of the South with its Treasurer for Diocese of Tennessee, W. B. 

MiUer. 
1871. 

May 25, offerings from St. Thomas, Somerville $5 00 

1872. 

April 29, by amount down -» $5 00 

By amount subject to order of Diocesan Convention....... 5 00 

Besides the above, the Treasurer reports as still on baud a $1,000 Bond 
(10,638) of State of Tennessee, with all the coupons from July, 1869, attached. 
Also two notes of Thos. Gale for $1,000 each, due 15th Oct., '61, and Feb. 
15, '62. 

W. B. MILLER, Treasurer. 

Mr. Fairbanks offered the following resolution, which was adopted. 

Resolved^ That a Policy of Insurance be effected on the life of the Bishop 
of the Diocese in the sum of $10,000, for the benefit of his family. 

On motion of Mr. Jett, ballotting was dispensed with, and Mr. 
Frederick W. Smith was unanimously re-elected Treasurer of the Dio- 



Ballotting being dispensed with, the following officers were re- 
elected : 

Trustees of the Episcopate and Pension Fund: Messrs. E. P. McNeal, 
D. I. Wells, and W. B. Miller. 

TrecuureroJ the Episcopate and Pension Fund: Wiley B. Miller. 

Rev. Dr. Wheat, and the Rev. Messrs. Harris and Carmichael, of 
the Clergy, and Messrs. Wm. H. Stephens and John P. Trezevant, of 
the Laity, were elected as the Standing Committee, ballotting, on mo- 
tion of Rev. Dr. Hines, being dispensed with. 



40 JOUBNAL OP CONVENTION, 

The following deputies to the Greneral Convention were elected by 
ballot: 

* Rev. J. T. Wheat, D.D., Rev. John A. Harrison, D.D., Rev. James Car- 
michael, and Rev. John M. Schwrar, of the Clergy, and Messrs. Fairbanks, 
Fogg, Jett, and Craighead, of the Laitj. 

Rev. George Beckett, Chairman of the Committee on New Parishea, 
to which a previous report on the application of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Memphis, for admission into union with the Conven- 
tion, had been recommitted, submitted the following report, which was 
received, the recommendation was adopted, and the new parish was 
admitted: 

Your Committee would respectfully report that they have reconsidered the 
application of the *^ Church of the Good Shepherd," Memphis, and find the 
Same in due and Canonical form, with the exception of the clause which re- 
quires three months' notice to the Bishop, but he says, in his endorsement of 
approval, *' the prescribed notice of three months was not given me, because 
this work was my own work, and the notice was equivalent to giving notice 
to myself. The organization, however, was effected by my instructions." A 
certified copy of the articles of association has how been submitted to your 
Committee, and is hereto appended as a part of this report. A majority of 
your Committee, therefore, recommend that this congregation be received as 
a Parish, and admitted into union with the Convention of the Diocese. 

GEO. BECKETT, Chairman. 
EDWIN A. WAGNER, 
H. H. LURTON, 
W. B. REESE. 

Articles of Association of the Church op the Good Shepherd. 

WhEREAS, The following named persons, communicants of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church, residents in Memphis, viz.: John Cubbins, F.J. Attwood, 
S. W. Oberst, Thos. J. Davey, Mrs. G. J. Widrig, Mrs. Mary Karr, Mrs. F. 
Pope, Mattie Morrison, Miriam Cubbins, Mrs. E. Whitfield, and Mr. W. A. 
Kendall, with others, have associated together for the purpose of organizing 
a Parish according to the Doctrines, Discipline and Worship of the Protest- 
ant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Tennessee, they do hereby declare 
the following to be the articles and conditions of their association : 

1. The title of this Parish shall be the Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen of 
the Church of the Good Shepherd. 

2. The Parish acknowledges and accedes to the Constitution, Canons, 
Doctrines, Discipline and Worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 
the Diocese of Tennessee. 

3. The affairs of this Parish shall be conducted by the Rector, Wardens 
and Vestry thereof, according to the Constitution and Canons of the Church, 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 41 

The Bector, when present, shall preside ex officio at the meetings of the 
Vestry. 

4. The Bector of this Parish shall be elected by the Wardens and Vestry- 
men in open meeting dnly convened for that purpose. 

5. The Wardens and Vestrymen of this Parish shall all be registered com- 
municants of the same. 

6. The Parish or any Trustees in whose name the property of the Parish 
is Tested, shall not by deed or by any other means, without the consent of 
the Bishop in whose Diocese this Parish shall for the time canooically be, 
under his hand, or in case of a vacancy in the Episcopate, of the Standing 
Committee of said Diocese, by a major number thereof, under their hands, 
previously had and obtained, grant, lien or otherwise dispose of any lands, 
messuages, tenements or hereditaments in them vested for the use and benefit 
of said Parish, nor charge nor encumber the same to any person whomsoever. 

1. All real estate shall vest in the Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the Piocese of Tennessee in trust for this Parish. 

8. The Parish will annually elect, upon nomination by the Bishop of the 
Diocese, two Lay members of the Parish to be Lay Bepresentatives of the 
Cathedral Chapter of the Diocese. 

Signed by John Cubbins and nine others, communicants of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church. 
A true copy. CHABLES C. PABSONS, Hector elect 

Mr. Frederick Atwood, appointed by the Rector of the Church of 
the Good Shepherd, as a Lay Delegate from that parish, appeared and 
took his seat. 

Bev. Mr. Gray offered the following resolution, which was adopted : 

Whereas, The present Bectory of St James' Church, Bolivar, is situated 
at a very inconvenient distance from the Parish Church, and 

Whereas, A certain lot of ground conveyed for school purposes, is also 
found unsuitable, and 

Whereas, The Bector and Vestry of St. James' Church desire to sell the 
present rectory and aforesaid school lot, and re-invest in a more suitable 
location for both purposes. Therefore 

Besolvedj That this Convention authorize the Bector and Vestry of St. 
James' Church to sell said property, and re-invest the proceeds in more 
eligible property to be appropriated to the same purposes, and that the 
Bishop and Secretary of this Convention be authorized to convey a title to 
the person or persons who may purchase said rectory and school lot, and 
that the action taken be reported to the next Convention for confirmation. 

The following appointments by the Bt. Bev. the Bishop were an- 
nonnced: 



42 JOUBNAL OF PE0CEEDINGH3, 

Attorney for the Diocese: Albert T. McNeal. 

Examining Chaplains for West Tennessee: Rev. J. T. Wheat, D. D., and 
Rev. Geo. C. Harris; for Middle Tennessee: Rev. George Beckett and 
Rev. M. S. Royce ; for East Tennessee: Rev. J. Howard-Smith and Rev. 
George N. James. 

Preacher of the Convention Sermon: Rev. William Mowbray. 

Preacher of the Otey Sermon: Rev. William Graham. 

Trustees of the Canfield Orphan Asylum: The Rt. Rev. the Bishop, 
Mrs. S. A. M. Canfield, Messrs. Jacob Thompson, Wiley B. Miller, J. P. 
Trezevant, L. M. Wolcott, R. C. Brinkley, and Will 0. Woodson. 

The nomination by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of the Kev. C. F. Col- 
lins as Registrar was confirmed by the Convention. 

On motion the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning at 
9^ o'clock. 



THIRD DAY. 

Thursday Morning, 9^ O'clock. 
After morning prayer by the Rev. Mr. Renouf, of the Diocese of 
New Hampshire, and Rev. Mr. Robertson, the Convention was called 
to order. 

The Secretary called the roll, and the proceedings of yesterday 
were read and approved. Rev. Messrs. Sneed and Holmes, of the 
Clergy, and Messrs. Van Garrett, E. Kirby Smith, Butterworth, 
Yeatman and Riddle, of the Laity, appeared and took their seats. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Standing Committee on Education : 

Rev. Messrs. DuBose, Shoup and Beckett, of the Clergy, and Messrs. 
Thomas and Fairbanks, of the Laity. 

Rev. Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Canons, submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was received, and the recommendation was 
adopted : 

The Committee on Canons to which was referred a proposed Cannon xxii, 
beg leave respectfully to report that they have had the same under consid- 
eration, and recommend its adoption, not as a new Canon, but as Section 4th to 
Canon vii. J. T. WHEAT, Chairman. 

Canon VII. Sec. 4. 
St. Mary's Church, Memphis, having been transferred by its late Rector, 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 48 

Wardens and Vestry to the Bishop of the Diocese and by the said Bishop 
accepted, to be known and used as his Cathedral Church, that Congregation 
shall still. be entitled to the same representation which under the Canons 
was allowed to it as a parish. 

Rev. Mr. Gray, Chairman of the Committee on the State of the 
Church, submitted the following report, which was received : 

The Committee on the State of the Church beg leave to report the follow- 
ing synopsis as their report on the State of the Church : 

Baptisms .'. 473 

Confirmations 293 

Communicants 2,711 

Marriages ' 110 

Burials 238 

S. S. Teachers 252 

S. S. Scholars 1,824 

Communion Alms « $ 2,230 IB 

l^Teekly Offertory 6,315 04 

Offerings from other sources 27,519 70 

Support of Episcopate 3,518 88 

Contingent fund 396 13 

Rectors salaries (several not reported) 20,244 86 

Diocesan Missions 1,455 35 

Domestic Missions 505 81 

Foreign Missions 113 00 

University of the South 247 00 

Church Home 3,200 00 

Other purposes 22,364 81 

Total amount of money raised $88,109 71 

W. C. GRAY, Chairman. 

Rev. Mr. Wager, Chairman of the Committee on Unfinished Busi- 
ness, submitted the following report, which was received : 

The Committee on Unfinished Business be;; leave to report that they find in 
in the journal of last year's Convention, a report of a similar committee in 
regard to the sale of certain church property ^ especially as regards the sale 
of a part of a lot in Columbia, the validity of which sale was regarded by a 
committee appointed by the Bishop in 1869, as a legal question of much diffi- 
culty; it was referred to the Diocesan Attorney for examination. What 
action has been taken in the case, your present committee have no means of 
ucertaining, and respectfully suggest that it is an important matter of in- 
quiry for this Convention. 

PETER WAGER, Chairman, 
A. D. DRUMMOND, 
JAMES ORR. 
Rev. Mr. Wagner, from the Committee on Credentials, reported th& 



i JOUBNAL OF PB00EEDI2IUO, 

oUowing Lay Delegates as duly elected. The delegates were ad*> 
mitted, and Mr. S. H. Lamb answered to his name : 

St. Mary's Cathedral, Memphis: Messrs. 8. H. Lamb, J. P. Trezerant, 
and E. Fegan. 

Rev. Mr. Bradley, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, sub- 
mitted the following report, which was received, the resolution was 
adopted, and the nomination of the Board of Trustees of the Episco- 
pal Residence was confirmed : 

The Committee on Finance beg leave to report that they have examined 
with care the report made by the Treasurer of the Diocese, with its accom- 
panying vouchers, and that they find it to be correct. 

The assessment made at last Convention on 29 Parishes and Mission Sta- 
tions, for support of the Episcopate, amounted to ^ $3,615 00 

Additional for Contingent Expenses ~ 451 88 

Making the total assessment $4,066 88 

The amount collected from 23 Parish and Mission Stations, apply- 
ing in part to the liquidation of unpaid assessments of former 
years ^ 4,658 43 

Out of the amount collected, the Bishop has been paid on account 
of salary 3,296 57 

Leaving due the Bishop on last year 203 43 

And due him on arrears 1,528 89 

Total amount due the Bishop ^ $1,732 32 

To meet which, we have in cash the balance in Treasurer's hands 
per report 1,001 39 

The arrears of assessments still due from 19 Parishes and Mission 
Stations 1,385 56 

Making a total of assets $2,386 95 

The arrears of assessments just mentioned, are considered by your com- 
mittee to be, for the most part, collectable ; in fact, a portion has been paid 
into the Treasurer's hands since his report was submitted to this Convention, 

The Committee feel impelled again to remind the convention that the assess- 
ments made at each convention, are due as soon as passed upon by the con- 
vention, and that the obligations of convention cannot be promptly met un- 
less the Parishes and Missionary stations assessed come promptly forward in 
payment of their dues. 

At the last Convention the salary of the Bishop was increased from $3,000 
to $3,500, and, as if to enable the convention to see its way to still further in- 
crease of the Bishop's salary (which increase is much needed, and which 



DIOCESE OP TENNESSEE. 45 

should be giyen as soon as the old arrears can be liquidated,) the receipts 
haTe run up from $3,895 36 to $4,658 43, a gain of $763 07 over last year. 

Tour Committee recommend that an assessment of $3,650, for the support 
of the Episcopate, with the addition of 12} per cent, on that sum for contin- 
gent expenses, for the present conventional year, be laid on the various Par- 
ishes and Missionary stations of the Diocese. 

Tour Committee desire to express their appreciation of the valuable ser- 
vices of the Diocesan Treasurer, and beg to ofifer the following resolution; 

Resolved^ That the thanks of the Convention are due to Frederick W. 
Smith, Esq., of Memphis, for the uniformly correct and admirably arranged 
reports presented by him, from year to year, to this Convention, in the dis- 
charge of his duties as Treasurer of the Diocese. 

The Committee, in conclusion, beg to nominate for re-election the Board of 
Trustees of the Episcopal Residence — viz : Rev. Chas. F. Collins, Hon. Jacob 
Thompson, Fred. W. Smith, Esq., and Mr. L. M. Wolcott. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

EDWARD BRADLET, Chairman. 

Mr. Jett submitted the following report, which was rceived, and 
was referred to a special committee, consisting of the Rev. Mr. Shoup, 
of the Clergy, and Messrs. Fogg and Thomas, of the Laity : 

Tour committee appointed to inquire into the condition of the property 
belonging to the church at Ripley, Lauderdale County. Tennessee, &c., &c., 
respectfully report — 

That by deed of date September, 1859, Samuel Oldham, of Haywood 
County, conveyed to the Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee, four acres 
and one-half of ground adjoining the town of Ripley, for the use of the 
Wardens, Vestry and congregation, to establish a Parish and build a church 
thereon, &c., &c. 

A church building was erected thereon in the years 1859-60, by Mr. P. H. 
Pugh, and nearly completed. The war intervened, the building was not 
completed and was not received. There is (jovlt committee are informed 
and believe,) from four to six hundred dollars due the builder or contiactor, 
and the committee are advised that the proceeds to arise from the sale of two 
or two and one-half acres of said ground of four and one-half acres, would 
complete the building and pay ofif the debt of Mr' P. H. Pugh. 

Tour committee would, therefore, reccommend such action on the part of 
this Convention as will tend to this end, suggesting that an agent be ap- 
pointed by the Bishop, with power of attorney signed by the Bishop or Presi- 
dent of the Convention and the Secretary, authorizing a sale of so much of 
the property as will liquidate Mr. Pugh's debt and complete the building, or 
at least to pay Mr. Pugh's debt. Submitted. 

J. F. JETT, 



46 JOUBNAL OF CONVENTION, 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop announced the appointment of the follow- 
ing Committee on Assessment : 

Messrs. Thomas, Bowen, Hill, Sevier, Sheppard, Mosbj, Boyle, Reese, 
Shapard, Yeatman, Mallory, Lamb, Somervell, and Atwood, of the Laity, 
and Rev. Messrs. Sneed, Wager, Wagner, Wheat, 'D.D., Bradley, Ringgold, 
Stanley, Carmichael, James, and Howard-Smith, of the Clergy. 

Rev. Mr. Mowbray, Chairman of the Committee on the Canfield 
Colored Orphan Asylum, submitted the following report, which was 
received, the recommendation was adopted, and the Rev. Mr. Mow- 
bray was appointed to carry out the provisions thereof : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CANFIELD COLORED ORPHAN ASYLUM. 

The Committee appointed to consider the subject, beg leave to report that 
although many discouragements have befallen this noble institution, and its 
growth and development retarded by circumstances beyond the control of 
those in authority, that now there seems to be well grounded hope of its suc- 
cess and great ultimate usefulness. 

Your Committee find that J. B. McConnell is conducting a successful 
school in the building, and that there are from thirty to forty pupils receiving 
daily a good secular education on the basis of sound gospel truth. The 
teacher is supported by the Home Mission and receives his salary regularly 
from New York. 

Your Committee also finds that the Rector of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd is the Rector of this institution and has given it much valuable at- 
tention. 

That there is a genuine and earnest sympathy with the objects of this Asy- 
lum, and that this interest is decidedly increasing. 

That the title to this property is well and safely vested for the Church, and 
that no doubts on that subject need hinder any one from doing his whole 
duty in the support and development of this valuable but too much neglected 
trust. 

Your Committee further find that the utility of the building can be vastly 
and profitably increased by connecting a hospital with the work, and especi- 
ally tks the building is so well adapted to this purpose. When the benefits of 
a hospital are thus combined with a well appointed school we shall not only 
be better able to command the esteem and sympathy of the people, but also 
secure more valuable opportunities of spiritual usefulness to this unhappy 
race. 

Your Committee would also recommend the expediency of an annual col- 
lection from each church in the Diocese for the purpose of more fully carry- 
ing out the suggestions herein contained, and pray the Convention to author- 
ize the same, and also instruct the Trustees of the institution to write to the 
Rectors of the respective Parishes and press the duty of making this coUeo- 
tion. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 47 

Yonr Committee would beg leave to urge their conTiction of the great im- 
portance and imperative nature of this duty hj the following considerations: 

Ist. The admitted obligation that rests upon every child of God to befriend 
and bless his weaker brother. 

2d. In the Providence of Almighty God the well-being and future destiny 
of the colored people have in a very great measure been thrown upon us. 
The manner in which this responsibility is discharged not only vitally con- 
cerns them, but is sure to react most decidedly on us, either for good or evil, 
as the case may be. We are bold to assert that the privilege of blessing and 
atilizing this great element is now very much in our own hands. By firm, 
consistent and warm-hearted work we may, by the blessing of the Lord, raise 
up to ourselves a monument of lasting good, reaching far down with ever in- 
creasing power into the future of our Church history. 

3d. As we have only the one institution of this kind in our whole Diocese, 
and as the cultivation of the mind and the sanitary condition of the body are 
two main levers of human elevation, and these two so fully met in the pious 
working of a thorough school and generous hospital, let us throw ourselves 
heartily into this good work, and let our Zion, as of old, become a name and 
a praise in the earth. Respectfully, 

WILLIAM MOWBRAY, 
A. 0. STANLEY, 
EDWARD MOSBY, 
J. H. BOWEN. 

Rev. Mr. Vaulx oflfered the following resolution, whicli was referred 
fco the Committee on the State of the Church : 

Whereas, We are taught by the church in several of her services to pray 
for Christian unitv, and 

Whe&eas, There is contained in our Formularies the Niceno-Constantino - 
politan Creed with the interpolated clause, commonly known as the Filioque^ 
which was the principal cause of the great schism between the East and the 
West: 

Besohed, That the Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee, do desire the 
restoration of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed. 

Resolved, That the Deputies to the General Convention be constituted a 
Committee to lay the subject before the Convention of other Dioceses urging 
their co-operation. 

Resolved, That the said Committee be instructed to urge the matter on the 
General Convention. 

Bey. Mr. Shoup, from the Special Committee, submitted the follow- 
ing report, which was received, and the accompanying resolution was 
adopted : 



48 JOUBNAL OP CONVENnON, 

Tour Special Committee to which was referred the qnestion oC the pay- 
ment of the debt on the church property in Ripley, Lauderdale County, beg 
to report that they have had the same under consideration, and that in their 
opinion there exists no legal difficulty in the alienation of such part of said 
property as may be necessary to discharge the said debt. 

Your Committee, however, have reason to hope that the matter may be 
adjusted without such final alienation. 

Your Committee, therefore, recommend the passage of the following reso- 
lution: 

Resolved, That the whole matter of the payment of the debt due P. H. 
Pugh on the church property in Ripley, be referred to R. B. Somervell, with 
full authority to adjust said debt by the lease or sale of such property. 

F. A. SHOUP, Chairman. 

The Rt. Rev. the Bishop laid before the Convention an invitation 
from the Board of Managers of the Industrial Exposition to the mem- 
bers of the Convention to visit the Exposition. The invitation was 
accepted with thanks. 

Rev. Mr. Bradley, from the Committee on Canons, submitted the 
following report, pending the decision of which the Convention ad- 
journed until 3 1-2 o'clock this afternoon : 

The Committee on Canons would respectfully report that they have care- 
fully considered the draft of the proposed new Canon, No. 13, which was re- 
ferred to them, and that they recommend the same, (slightly modified in its 
verbal construction,) for adoption by this Convention. 

(Signed) J. T. WHEAt, Chairman. 

CANON XIII. 

Of Convocations and Diocesan Missions. 

Section 1. Those portions of the Diocese commonly known by the desig- 
nations of East, Middle, and West Tennessee are hereby constituted Convoca- 
tionul districts, in which the cities of Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis are 
hereby made respectively the centres of the Missionary work of the Diocese. 

Sec. 2. The Clergy, with one Lay Delegate from each Parish or Missionary 
Station in their respective Districts, shall be organized into a Convocation, 
bearing the name of the Centre. 

Sec. 3. The officers of each Convocation shall be a Dean, who shall be ap- 
pointed by the Bishop, and shall hold office during his pleasure, and shall be 
the executive head of the Convocation; and a Secretary and Treasurer, who 
shall be annually elected by the Convocation. The Secretary shall be a Cler- 
gyman, the Treasurer a Layman. 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 49 

Sbo. 4. The CoiiTocations shall be governed by such rales as they shall re- 
spectively adopt, and not inconsistent with the Constitation and Canons of 
this Diocese, subject to the approval of the Bishop, and shall report through 
its Dean to the Bishop, at each annual Convention. 

Sec. 6. The Lay Delegates from Parishes or Missionary Stations shall be 
appointed by the Vestries of the respective Parishes, or by the Minister in 
charge, and, in case of vacancy in a Missionary Station, by the Dean; or, if 
the Vestry fail to appoint, then by the Minister in Charge. 

8ec. 6. The Missionary Stations in each Convocational District shall 
be under the control of the Bishop and the Executive Committee of Conyo- 
cation, which shall consist of the Dean and Secretary. 

Sec. 7. Missionaries shall be appointed by the Bishop. 

Sec. 8. The title to real estate given to or purchased by the Mission lor 
Church purposes shall be vested in the Convention of the Protestant Episco- 
pal Church of this Diocese ; but no gifl or donation shall be accepted or pur- 
chase made for the Mission without the consent of the Bishop. 

Sec. 9. In every Parish and Missionary Station of this Diocese the Minis- 
ter in Charge shall endeavor to obtain from every one interested in the 
growth of the Church, by Personal Pledge, or in such other manner as any 
Rector may elect, a certain sum for the support of Diocesan Missions, for the 
current Conventional year, and payable either quarterly, monthly, or week- 
ly, as may be specified, to the said Minister, who shall send the Secretary of 
Convocation a list of the pledges obtained, stating their separate amounts 
and times of proposed payment, and shall trausmit the sums so collected to 
the Treasurer of Convocation on or before the first days of August, Novem- 
ber, Febraary, and May of each Conventional year. 

Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of each Minister of the Church, having the 
care of souls, to give public notice at Church of the provisions of this Canon, 
and to call upon his flock, in advance of each quarterly day of remittance, 
to sustain the Missions of the Diocese with their offerings and their prayers. 

Sec. 11. Canon 13, passed at the last annual Convention of this Diocese, is 
hereby repealed. 



Thursday Afternoon, 3 1-2 o'clock. 
The Gonyention met pursuant to adjournment, and resumed consid- 
eration of the canon under discussion this morning. The report of 
the Committee was amended in some particulars, and stands as 
published in the Journal. 

Mr. Thomas, Chairman of the Committee on Assessment, submitted 
the following report, which was received, and the accompanyiag reso- 
lution was adopted : 
4 



52 JOURNAL OF CONVENTION 

wiser. They are contributing immeuse sums of money to found and deyelop 
their own colleges ; and then unless weighty local or special considerations 
intervene, they never fail to send their sons to them. They well know that 
these institutions will prove in the future, as they always have proved, the 
mightiest agencies for strengthening their denomination and extending their 
influence. When will churchmen learn wisdom on this vitally important 
subject? We have already colleges so well established that it only requires 
fostering care of the members of our Church to render them great and pow* 
erful. They now give a liberal education as thorough as that which is given 
by the oldest colleges of the country; and they imbue this education with 
the loving religious spirit of our Book of Common Prayer. Let charchmen 
support their own colleges as all other religious bodies support theirs, and 
then they would in a few years, compare favorably with the oldest in the land 
even in what constitutes for them a chief attraction, the number of students 
in attendance." 

The following considerations are presented to this Convention for its re- 
flection : 

The University of the South is the only Collegiate Institution, the only in- 
stitution of Liberal Education, of the church in the South. It is the only 
such institution that can be established. If it should fail to become what it 
was projected and expected to be, none other can take its place. No one 
Diocese, nor smaller combination of Dioceses, can form and support such a 
first-class institution. 

Is not this the church's opportunity in this matter ? Would it not be sui 
cidal and criminal in the church to neglect this opportunity? What, then, 
shall we say to the almost universal indifference of the church as evinced by 
the very meagre response to the annual Advent appeal ? 

We scarcely, dear brethren, can need to be reminded, not of the impor- 
tance merely, but of the necessity of a very great awakening of the church 
upon this matter of education, if we are going to pretend to compete with 
other religious bodies for the possession of this land! While they are doing 
everything, shall we do nothing in that very respect in which we are strong- 
est — if we will but put forth our strength — education ? 

Your Committee recommend that the following resolution, passed by the 
recent General Convention, be adopted by the Convention as its own : 

Resolved, That, except where weighty local or special considerations in- 
tervene, it is our duty to sustain our own educational institutions by our 
gifts and our patronage. 

W. P. DuBOSE, Chairman. 

Mr. Fairbanks submitted the following report on the part of the 
Trustees of the University of the South for the Diocesese of Tennesee : 

The undersigned Trustees of the University of the South on the part of 
the Diocese of Tennessee, beg leave respectfully to report : 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE. 53 

That the growth and development of the University is a source of the 
greatest satisfaction, not only to churchmen, but to our fellow-citizens gener- 
ally. Its local importance to our Diocese may in fact be estimated by the 
strenuous efforts recently put forth by other religious bodies to establish their 
Universities within our borders. Tennessee seems by common consent to 
have awarded it a preference for the work of education in the South and 
Southwest. 

As a Diocese we cannot too highly estimate the advantages conferred on 
TLB by the location of the University in our midst. Entering now on its 
fourth year of existence, it vies with much older institutions in the number 
of its students. Its Chairs are ably filled, and Sewanee emerging from the 
solitude of the unbroken forest is already becoming well known through the 
length and breadth of our land. Its material growth has been very rapid, 
and a very considerable population has already gathered around the Univer- 
sity. 

Collectively and individually we should give the University our most hearty 
and substantial support. It is not too much for our sister Dioceses to expect 
that Tennessee should lead off in the endowment of a Professorship or the 
-erection of a College Hall. Our Bishops have been foremost in devoting 
their utmost efforts for the establishment of the University. Bishop Otey 
was its first Chancellor, and up to the day of his death was warmly devoted 
to its interests, and our present Bishop, the Vice-Chancellor of the Univer- 
sity, has, since his elevation to the Episcopate, both abroad and Ut home 
urged its claims upon the sympathy and support of the Church with unremit- 
ting effort and unflagging zeal. Perhaps it is not too much to say that to 
these efforts the University is largely indebted for its present forwardness and 
-encouraging condition. We ought to give substantial proof of our sympathy 
«nd follow up what has been done by some large and united effort on the part 
of the Church in Tennessee, to show that we are quite as alive to the value 
of a Church University as those who are offering their tens of thousands to 
establish within our borders Universities under the auspices of other religi- 
ous bodies. Something permanent, enduring, and by its extent worthy of 
oar Diocese, should testify the importance we attach to this great Central In- 
stitution of our Southern Dioceses. 

EDWARD BRADLEY, ) 

JOHN D. PHELAN, \ Trustees. 

G. R. FAIRBANKS. J 

Mr. Fairbanks offered the following resolutions, which were adopted : 

Resolved^ That the Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee desire to ex- 
press the strongest interest in the University of the South, and urge upon 
the members of the church in this Diocese, the sustaining of the same by 
their gifts, and availing themselves of its advantages. 

Resolved^ That the Convention, feeling gratified at the success which has 
Jittended the past efforts of its Bishop in behalf of the University, and 
■anxious for its success and prosperity, will cheerfully assent to his engaging 
in further efforts in its behalf in such manuer as he may deem best. - 



54 JGClLyAI. OF OOXTErrLOT, 

Oa ia.o*i.yii of Mr, TiirhotLki, ''Jib Treasirer g: zLe Dic^^&ft was aa- 
thorlzi^ to effect the insurinoe on iLe Ilf^ o: ;h.e BisLop. 

fler, Mr, Canaictael, CnainaAn or tee Comn's^ge oa die CanrciL 
Hotae, xnhmitied the fbllo-sring report, which was reofeiTeii : 

J^y /4f i?/, i2er, C T: ijhtimiKird. D.D, L. L. D.^BUhop of resamcc: 

Fn/m the p*peri Uid before jcmr Comaittee, especiallj tiimt of tlie Pr 
ti^nkt, we MtgntiBed to be able to report tiiat tiie Ciiiircii OrpbaBs* Ho 
k*« adrmnced in a remariuible dtrgree, ia iu prosperitj mod osefiilDeas, as tlie 
only ori^nized Charch charitj, daring tte pa«t year. Wliile the coiitriba> 
tion for lu f apport have reached a mach larger amount than heretofore, jet 
the nomf^er ai iomat'-f hM proportionatelj increased, and joor Committee 
eonrinced of the jost claims, which **The Home' has upon the charity of 
chorchmen, mo«t earnestlj commend it to the jyrayers and alma of the Dio- 
ceae. The feeling tribote paid bj the President, to the life and work of the 
Ute '* Sister Martha/' *" the belored Persia, who labored mach in the Lord,** 
finds a retponsire echo in the sentiments of jonr Committee. 

J. CABMICHAEL, Chairman. 

Memphis, April 1st, 18T2. 
To the lit. Rev. C. T. Quintard, Bishop of Tennessee, 

It becomes my doty again to present my Annual Report of the operations 
of the Charch Orphan Home for the past Eccle^astical year — ^which has been 
an eventful one in its history — struggling through the difficulties and embar- 
rassments consequent upon the increasing cares upon us, with an inade- 
quate; treasury to meet our necessities. But by perseverance, and a firm 
reliance upon that Providence which inspires our labours, we can report 
"The Home " at present in a prosperous condition. 

,^The services of the Rev. Mr. Bowles, as Chaplain at ** The Home," were 
retained from the date of my last report, Easter of the last year until July 
following, when he resigned, and the institution was without a Chaplain from 
that date up to November last, when the Rev. Mr. Wager was appointed. 

I deem it proper in this report to refer to the long and faithful services of 
Sister Martha, the Deaconess, who for a long period of time had charge of 
and managed the internal affairs of the *' The Home." Few charitable insti- 
tutions have had the good fortune to secure the services of one so devoted 
and self-Hacrificing as Sister Martha. Her health gave way to such an ex- 
t<!nt, that in July last it was thought advisable to relieve herfromher labours, 
thrit she might try the effects of a change of climate. She was ere long 
called to her reward, having died soon after reaching New York. 

The past summer was a very trying one for The Church Home. Being 
without a Chaplain or Deaconess, and finding it impossible to obtain suitable 
persons to take charge of the institution, it was only by the greatest exer- 



DIOOESE OF TENNESSEE. 55 

tionsonthe part of the managers that its organization and efficiency were pre- 
served. 

It gives me great pleasure to report that since the appointmant of Mr- 
Wager as Chaplain, the affairs of '^The Home" have greatly improved, and 
we can now regard it as in a most healthy condition nnder his able super- 
vision. The services of the Church are rendered daily — the children are 
well cared for, and not only instructed in the rudiments of education suitable 
to their ages, but also trained in domestic duties. 

From the means at our command we have been enabled to place only a 
small amount of improvements on the grounds of the Home. One room has 
been added to the building, a stable erected, and some other minor improve- 
ments which contribute to the comfort of the inmates. 

You will see by the report of the Chaplain that the number of children now 
a charge upon us have greatly increased since the last year, and it has be- 
come absolutely necessary for us to enlarge our building. We cannot turn a 
deaf ear to the calls of the orphan when they appeal to us for shelter and 
protection, and up to this time we have refused none. 

Since your last visit to "The Ho^e" the managers have been making 
strenuous exertions to raise money for this object, but I am not as yet in- 
formed of the result of their efforts. We will commence to build as soon as 
sufficient means are procured to make a start, and will not relax our exertion 
until our labors are crowned with success, believing this to be a great and 
good work in which we can rely upon the aid and co-operation of all Christian 
people. 

For a statement of receipts and expenditures of the Church Orphans' 
Home for the past ecclesiastical year, I refer you to the report of the Treas * 
urer herewith transmitted. You will see that the contributions from the sev- 
eral city Parishes amount in the aggregate to $869 89. Last year it was 
$1,002 23. This falling off is much to be regretted, since our necessities 
have been steadily increasing. And we hope the Clergy will make some ar- 
rangement that will give us a more regular income. 

All of which we respectfully submit to your consideration, asking your 
prayers and blessing. 

MRS. W. S. PICKETT, 
President *' Church O, Home" 

On motion of Mr. F. W. Smith, the Secretary was authorized to pub- 
lish six hundred copies of the Journal of this Convention . 

Mr. Fairkanks offered the following resolutions, which were adopted : 

Besolved, That the thanks of the Convention be tendered to the Republi- 
can Banner, and Union and American, Nashville, lor the very excellent re 
ports of the proceedings of the Convention. 

Reaohedf That the thanks of the Convention are due to the citizens of 



56 JOUBNAL OF CONVENTION, 

Nashville and Edgefield for the hospitality and coartesy they have shown 
the Convention. 

On motion of Mr. Mallory, the thanks of the Convention were ten- 
dered to the Secretary of the Convention for the efficient discharge of 
hifi duties. 

The proceedings of this day were read and approved. 

The following resolution was offered by the Bev. Dr. Wheat, and 
adopted early in this day's session : 

Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Renouf, of the Diocese of New Hampshire, or 
any other Clergymen of the Church now present be invited to seats in this 
Convention. 

Bev. Mr. Renouf accordingly took a seat in the Convention. 

After Divine service by the Bishop, the Convention adjourned 
sine die. 

CHARLES TODD QUINTARD, 

Bishop of Termeaaee, 

JOHN M. SCHWRAR, 

Secretary of Oonventiofu 



PAROCHIAL REPORTS, 



PRESENTED. TO THE RT. REV. THE BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE. 



ST. ■PAUL'S CHURCH, FRANKLIN. 

Baptism: Adults, 2; Infants. 6; Total, 8. ConfirmatioDS, 3. Communi- 
cants, last reported, 40; added, 5; removed, 7; died I; Total, 37. Mar- 
riages, 2. Burials, 1. Sunday School: Teachers 2; Pupils, 13. 

OFFERINGS AND APPROPRIATIONS. 

Diocesan Missions $ 5 00 

University of the South 6 60 

Domestic Missions 8 70 

Support of the Episcopate 60 00 

Contingent Assessment 6 25 

Restoration of Parish Church 179 70 

Balance on the Organ 42 05 

Rector's Salary 482 20 

Total Offerings $779 60 

The Parish has received during the year, from friends at a 
distance $1,383 37 

By means of this timely and valued aid, all debts have been paid, and fur- 
ther, much needed improvements of the Church may be accomplished. For 
such bountiful assistance we are devoutly thankful. Laus Deo ! 

With the increased facilities now enjoyed, a nice Church, a comfortable 
Parsonage, spacious Parish school rooms, with a large play-ground, well en- 
closed, and no debt, the prosperity of the Parish seems, by God's bless- 
ing, to be assured. And yet, as in much of the past, owing to the removals 
of parishioners, the additions to the number of communicants do not, this 
year, compensate for the losses. 

On the fourth Sunday of each month, I have oflSciated at Triune, in this 
county, where there is now a good opening for the establishment of the Church 
in connection with educational interests. 

The church-buildings at Franklin are not insured from losses by fire. 

EDWARD BRADLEY, Rector. 



ST. PETER'S CHURCH, COLUMBIA. 
Baptized: Adults, 6; Infants, 8; Total, 13. Confirmed, 22. Commu- 



58 JOURNAL OF PEOCEEDINGS, 

nicants, last reported, 113; added anew, 17; removed into the ParUh, 0; 
removed from tlie Parish, 15 ; dropped, 3 ; died, 5 ; present number, 108. 
Marriages, 1. Burials, 7. Sunday School: Teachers, 10; Pupils, 63. 

OFFERINGS. 

Communion Alms ..^ $36 35 

Weekly Offertory $180 50 

Total .'. $216 85 

AFFBOPRIATIOKS. 

Support of the Episcopate $110 00 

Contingent Assessment 13 75 

Diocesan Missions 43 20 

Domestic Missions 11 15 

Other Purposes 2,129 58 

Total $2,307 68 

Treasurer of the Parish: JAMES ORR. 

GEO. BECKETT, Rector. 



GRACE CHURCH, MEMPHIS. 

Baptisms: Adults, 21: Infants, 42; Total, 63. Confirmed, 22. Communi' 
cants, 260. Marriages, 19. Burials, 47. Sunday School: Teachers, 29; 
Pupil.s, 217. 

COLLKCTIOXS. 

Communion Alms -$267 15 

Weekly Offertory 309 00 

Total -. $576 15 

APPROPRIATED. 

Support of the Episcopate $ 300 00 

Contingent Fund of Convention - 37 50 

Diocesan Mission and Educational Fund - 150 00 

Other Purposes — 

Paid on Church Debt 500 00 

Improvements in Church 4T5 00 

Church Home 60 00 

Charity in the Parish to Poor 1,199 64 

Increase of Ministry - 100 00 

Sunday School - 225 00 

Cash on hand for Charity - 175 00 

Total for eleven months $3,222 U 

Tr^iisHrer of the Parish: H. T. LEMMON. 

JAMES CARMICHAEL, Sector. 



TRINITY CHURCH. MASON. TIPTON COUNTY. 
Baptisms: Infants and Chiliren, 15: Adults— Whites, 3: Colored, 1; 



DIOCESE OF TENNESSEE, 59 

Total, 19. Confirmations: White, 15; Colored, 30; Total, 45. Communi- 
cants: White, 84; Colored, about, 70; Total 154. Marriages: White, 3; 
Colored, 1 ; Total, 5. Burials, 6. 

OFFERINGS. 

Communion Alms $100 00 

Other sources .• 251 90 

Total $351 90 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of the Episcopate.. $100 00 

Contingent Fund 12 50 

Church Home (from two members of the Parish) 40 00 

Diocesan Missions 24 40 

Other purposes 175 00 

Total $ 351 90 

'Dreoiurer of Parish: J. F. JETT, 

C. F. COLLINS, Eector. 



ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, COVINGTON. 

Baptisms : Infants, 4. Communicants, died, 1; present number, 24. Mar- 
riages, 1. Burials, 2. 
Treasurer of the Parish: WM. HAMILTON, 

C. F. COLLINS, Pnest in Charge. 



RAVENSCROFT CHAPEL, TIPTON COUNTY. 

Baptisms: Children, (col.) 5. Communicants, 31. Marriages, 1. 

C. F. COLLINS, Priest in Charge. 

Ri. Bev. a T. Quintard, D.D., L.L.D.: 

Dear Sir — Since my last Canonical Report up to this time, I hav6 been 
employed by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Georgia as a Missionary to several 
Stations on and near the Southwestern Railroad, and have accordingly made 
to him a report of my services during the year. 

Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

EDWARD DENNISTON. 



ST. ANN'S CHURCH, EDGEFIELD. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 7; Total, 11. Confirmed, 11. Communi- 
cants, last report, 45 ; Added anew, 37 ; Total, 82. Removed from the Par- 
ish, 0. Died, 2. Present number, 80. Marriages, 7. Burials, 9. Sunday 
School Teachers, 7 ; Pupils, 45. 

OFFERTORY. 

Weekly $1,143 60 

Other Sources - 249 25— $1,392 85 



60 JOUENAL OP PEOCEEDINQS, 

AFPRORIATIOKS. 

Support of Episcopate $75, Contingent assessment $9 40 84 40 

Rector's Salary 1,034 26 

Diocesan Missions 7 05 

Domestic Missions— Chicago $10, U. of Soath $16 45.... 26 45 

Repairs $118, Contingent expenses 122 70 240 70 

Total $1,392 85 

Treasurer of the Parish: G. R. WILLIAMSON. 

W. J. ELLIS, Becior. 



CHRIST CHURCH, NASHVILLE. 

Baptized: Adults, 3; Infants, 11; total, 14. Confirmed, 12. Communi- 
cants: Last reported, — ; added anew, 12; removed into the parish, 6; re- 
moved from the parish, 2; dropped, 6; died, 3; present number, 140. Ma^ 
riages, 6. Burials, 10. Sunday School : Teachers, 28; Pupils, 170. 

OFFERINGS. 

Communion Alms $ 200 

Weekly Offertory 700 

Other sources 3,480 

Total $4,380 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of the Episcopate $ 450 00 

Contingent Assessment 56 25 

Rector's Salary 3,000 00 

Diocesan Missions 124 00 

Domestic Missions 26 05 

Foreign Missions 15 25 

Other purposes 900 00 

Total ^$4,571 55 

WILLIAM GRAHAM, Rector. 



CHURCH OF THE ADVENT, NASHVILLE. 

Baptisms: Infants, 4. Communicants, 65. Marriages, 1. Burials, 4. 
Sunday School : Teachers, 6 ; Pupils, 25. 

OFFERINGS. 

Weekly offertory $1,543 50 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of Episcopate $ 200 00 

Contingent Assessment 25 00 

Rector's Salary 1,023 60 

Sexton, Gas and Fuel « - 291 00 

Cash to Balance 3 90 

Total $1,543 50 

P. P. PECK, Senior Warden. 



J0X7ENAL OF PEOCEEDINGS, 61 

ST. JAMES* CHURCH, BOLIVAR. 

Baptized: Adults, 5; Infants, 20; Total, 25. Confirmed, 2. Communi- 
cants, last reported, 65 ; Added anew, 2 ; Removed into the Parish, 1 ; Total, 
68; Removed from the Parish, 1 ; Died, 1 ; Present number, 66. Marriagea/ 
2. Burials, 10. Sunday School: Teachers, 10; Pupils, 57. 

OFFERINGS. 

Communion Alms ..$ 76 71 

Weekly Offertory 103 15 

Other Sources — 

Soa Increase of Ministry 19 71 

Sunday School Library 80 00 

University of the South.. 44 00 

Easter, for Chancel Furniture 100 00 

Total $422 57 

APPBOPRIATIOXS. 

Support of the Episcopate 125 00 

Contingent Assessment 15 62} 

Rector's Salary. 1,300 00 

Diocesan Missions.., 29 50 

Domestic Missions Collected by Mite Chests 64 70 

Foreign Missions Collected by For. Missionary Boxes... 26 00 

Other Purposes, cannot tell exactly, about 250 00 

Total $1,810 82J 

Treasurer of the PaHsh: JEROME HILL. 

REMARKS : 

A Church School for girls has been opened and is now in successful opera- 
tion. Cannot yet report amount of investment. 

W. C. GRAY, Eectar. 



ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL, MEMPHIS. 

Baptized: Adults, 1; Infants, 8; Total, 9. Confirmed, 12. Communi- 
cants, last reported, 68 ; Added Anew, 13 ; Removed into the Parish, 60 ; 
present number, 141; Removed from the parish, 21; Died, 2; Total, 23; 
present number, 118. Marriages, 3. Burials, 7. Sunday-School : Teachers, 
10; Pupils, 76. 

OFFERINQS. 

Communion Alms $ 155 00 

Weekly Offertory, partial 291 85 

Other Sources 1,740 00 

Total $2,186 d& 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of the Episcopate, including arrears ..$ 250 00 

Contingent Assessment 33 75 



€2 JOUENAL OP CONVENTION, 

Paid Assistant Minister ^ 1,000 00 

Diocesan Missions 47 00 

Domestic Missions 31 50 

yniversityof the South « 10 00 

Church Home « 290 00 

Other Purposes 624 60 

TotaL ^- « $a,186 85 

Treasurer of the Parish : JNO. P. TREZEVANT. 

REMARKS : 

In addition to the regular tabular statement, the Assistant Minister begs 
leave respectfully to report, that within the eleven months which have trans- 
pired since the last Convention, morning and evening prayers have been said 
daily, except that in a few instances they were unavoidably intermitted. The 
Holy Communion has been celebrated sixty-nine times. 

GEO. C. HARRIS, AssUtant Minuter, 



ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, JACKSON. 

Baptisms: Infants, 24; Adults, 2; Total, 26. Confirmed, 8. Communi 
cants: Present number, 73. Marriages, 6. Burials, 8. Sunday School: 
Teachers, 13 ; Pupils, 80. 

Offerings and other Collections $868 26 

APPROPRIATIONS. 

Support of the Episcopate $150 00 

Contingent Fund 18 75 

Domestic Missions, through mite Chests 103 00 

For Church Home 37 04 

Alms 30 00 

Insurance 54 15 

Gas Fixtures 172 00 

Church Debt in full 303 32 

Total $868 26 

JOHN A. HARRISON, Bector. 



Nashville, Tenn., April 29, 1872. 
Itt. Ret). C, T. Quintard, Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee : 

Rt. Rev. and Dear Sir : The following report in brief of my work at St. 
Peter's Mission for the twelve months just closed, is respectfully submitted: 

No. of Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 7; Total, 11. Marriages,!. Buri- 
als, 2. Confirmations, 4. Present nomber of Communicants, 16. 

Collected and expended